The city of Quincy will have a new city clerk with the coming of the new year.

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The Quincy City Council Monday night appointed current Deputy City Clerk Laura Oakman to take over as City Clerk January 1st.

Oakman replaces Jenny Hayden, who is retiring as City Clerk the end of December.

Hayden has been clerk since 2003, but recently announced she was retiring to spend more time with her family.

Oakman will be running unopposed for a full term as clerk in the spring consolidated election.

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