DERRY — The town’s tax bills are now in new hands.
Derry welcomed Dawn Enwright as its new tax collector last week.
She replaces Nancy Watson, who retired at the end of October.
Town councilors formally approved Enwright’s hiring at a meeting Nov. 6.
Enwright, a Londonderry resident, comes to Derry from a job as a trust accountant for the city of Nashua, where she spent more than two decades in various roles.
Town Administrator John Anderson said Enwright’s qualifications put her at the top of the group of candidates.
The town received 30 resumes for the job.
Anderson said Watson will continue to work as a consultant to help Enwright in the transition process.
Councilor Phyllis Katsakiores said she was impressed with Enwright’s credentials.
“We’re very fortunate to have her,” Katsakiores said.
Councilor Neil Wetherbee agreed.
“Based on her resume, qualifications and job history, I think she will do well for Derry,” he said. Chief Financial Officer Frank Childs said Enwright would be a good fit for Derry. He wished retiring collector Watson well.
“Nancy’s solid experience and dedication to the town will be sorely missed,” he said. “I wish her the best as she begins the new phase of her life.”Dawn Enwright began her new job as Derry's tax collector recently, replacing the retiring Nancy Watson.