Germaine McClellan Key has been chosen by the Fontana City Council to serve as the interim city clerk until the upcoming November election.
Key, who has been a member of the Fontana Parks, Community, and Human Services Commission, is filling in the spot left vacant by the resignation of Tonia Lewis earlier this year.
Key was selected over five other residents who applied for the position and was sworn in during the March 22 meeting.
Councilmember Phillip Cothran said he wanted to vote for Key because she was well qualified and was the only applicant who took the time to submit an action plan for the upcoming months.
Councilmember Jesse Sandoval said he thought that Adrian Garcia, another applicant, would be the best person for the position.
The City Council then voted 4-1 in favor of Key, with Sandoval casting the no vote.
âI pledge to do the best job that I can for the City of Fontana,â Key said.
Fontana residents cast ballots for the elected city clerk position once every four years.