Joshua has a new city secretary.
The Joshua City Council hired Alice Holloway during Thursday night’s called meeting.
Holloway replaces Lisa Cabrera, who was terminated by the council after they reviewed her evaluation performance in October. Cabrera was in her position since February 2016.
Holloway is a Registered Texas Municipal Clerk working on her second recertification and holds both certifications offered by the International Municipal Clerks Association: Certified Municipal Clerk and Master Municipal Clerk, according to the City of Joshua, Texas Municipal Government Facebook page.
In addition, she has earned her paralegal certificate and is currently working on her degree in business administration.
She served as the city secretary of Pilot Point for over eight years, giving her about 18 years of experience overall, she said Monday. She also served as city secretary for Dallas County for about 10 years.
She wanted to come to Joshua because she was impressed with the city’s mission and goals.
“I believe that my professional goals aligns greatly with the city’s,” she said. “I believe strongly in working with other people toward a common goal, and I know the skills I bring not only as a city secretary but as a team member will not only bring me work satisfaction but will make me a valuable teammate as well.”
She and her husband wanted to relocate closer to his place of employment in Fort Worth and to be near their grandchildren.
“The opportunity came at a perfect time in our lives,” she said. “My main goal is to serve the citizens of Joshua to my best ability, and I will strive to build public trust and confidence in the city secretary’s office.”
Joshua City Manager Josh Jones said out of the dozen or so people that applied for the position that met the minimum qualifications, they interviewed three with the most experience as a city secretary.
“I think she’ll do great,” Jones said. “She brings significant level of experience with her, and her personality is a great fit. I’m excited to have her on board.”