Erie County Council has appointed Karen Chillcott to the position of  Erie County Clerk. 

The decision to appoint Chillcott was made during an August 29 caucus. The decision to appoint Chillcott was unanimous. 

As County Clerk, Chillcott will serve as the legislative point of contact for the county as well as Department Head for County Council, Voter Registration, Conduct of Elections, and the Human Relations Commission. 

"I want to really have a positive impact on the community, and I see that I can help bring people together and get the work done," said Chillcott. "And I feel this is the best role where I can accomplish those tasks... I've worked for Venango County previously, and I've been a township supervisor [in Allegheny Township]. I've had my own businesses and I've been in business management as well."