Anna Maria clerk resigns

Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird submitted a retirement letter Jan. 2 to Mayor

Her last day of work will be Feb. 11, Baird said in her letter.

Baird came to Anna Maria as city clerk in 2000 after a short hiatus following 14 years as clerk in Bradenton Beach.

She was the city clerk during the recall election of then-Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus. It was the first-ever successful recall election in Manatee County, according to the supervisor of elections office. It also was the first in the state since the 1970s.

Baird requested an independent audit of the city’s books prior to her last day of work.

“We shall really miss her,” SueLynn said. “She’s been such a pleasure to work with and invaluable to the city. She’ll be hard to replace.”

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