BRIGHTON — When Amy Dailey was in high school, she almost failed her government class. However, she has learned a lot over the years and is excited to bring that experience to her new role as Brighton’s city clerk.
Dailey, who graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and attended a Bible College in Florida, took over as city clerk of Brighton on Sept. 1, 2018.
Before taking the city clerk position, Dailey explained she has done a “variety” of jobs over the years. She had been a stay-at-home mother for many years, during which time she took an online course in business. As her children got older, she opted back into the workforce. She worked as a part-time postmaster at the Richland Post Office before becoming a secretary for the United Methodist Church. She began as deputy city clerk in Brighton in December 2017, progressing to city clerk.
How did you come to Brighton?
I believe I noticed the ad in the paper. I was looking for something with more hours and a career type position.
Since you have been here, what do you think?
Like every job it has its ups and downs. There are times it can be a little stressful, but it is a learning curve.
What are some of your hobbies? I like to garden and spend time with my family. My husband recently bought a Harley-Davidson so next summer we’re going to go exploring.
What are some of the more challenging aspects of your job?
Multitasking is a major challenge, because sometimes we get some really serious detail-oriented projects going on. Other aspects of the job come into play. You have to stop and change gears.
What are some of the more rewarding parts of the job?
Getting to know people. Getting to know the people I work with, understanding the community, and understanding how government works. When I went to school I was an A and B student, except for government, I nearly failed that class. I just had little interest in it. Here, I find myself getting more and more involved. I definitely want to make a difference.
What are your plans for the future?
I am going to continue with this position as allowed. Provided I fulfill my career here and eventually retire, I want to travel and spend time with my kids and grandkids.