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Dixon Appoints New City Clerk

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Dixon is restructuring its finance department by appointing a new city clerk. 

The department’s office manager, Becky Fredericks, will take the position, while retaining her key finance and HR duties.  The job shift is expected to save the city around $70,000 each year. Saukvalley.com reports  some managerial duties will return to Finance Director Paula Meyer, while others will be spread among current administrative staff.

Fredericks’ predecessor, Kathe Swanson, stepped down last week after 25 years with the city.  Swanson helped discover the secret bank account of Rita Crundwell, a former city comptroller who was convicted of stealing more than $53 million.  Crundwell's crime is believed to be the largest case of municipal embezzlement in U.S. history.