Nicole Beckett, 30, who has been serving as treasurer for Lehighton Borough since March 2010, is being elevated to borough manager.
The borough council chose Beckett over a field of nine candidates for the position. She was hired by a 6-1 vote, with only council member Dale Traupman opposed.
"She's been with us over a year. We know her work ethics," remarked council President Grant Hunsicker.
Beckett, who has an associate degree in public administration from Kutztown University and is working on her master's, assumes her new position Oct. 1