Sue Look has been hired to take the place of retiring town clerk Louise Lester beginning July 8th.
“We are please she decide to apply for and accept the position in Raymond,” said town manager Don Willard. “It was a difficult decision, but she exceeded our expectations.”
Look comes to Raymond after a stint in West Bath as their town clerk and then working for the State of Maine with databases for driver’s licenses and at the division of elections, where she was for five years. “I can run any elections they throw at me,” she said.
“I miss being a town clerk,” Look said. “That part of Maine has always been part of my family,” she added. Although she doesn’t live in Raymond, she has family in town and is considering a move.
She believes that customers are the most important part of her new position. “My smile might be the only smile they see all day. Without the town folks, there would be no town clerk position,” Look said. People come to the town hall to pay fees, pay fines. She wants to make sure they have a positive interaction.
Look likes history and working with old documents. “It’s something I enjoy. I prefer to do it where I can see people,” she said, after being in a “Dilbert type cubicle for a year.”
Look is married with two grown, married daughters and two grandchildren. She admits she likes to have fun while working. She also is an avid gardener, knitter and likes to kayak. “I’m pretty eclectic,” she added.