By David Tuma
Connie Torres, Belton’s City Clerk is retiring this month. Torres has worked for the City of Belton since 1991. “Belton had an opening and I was the assistant City Secretary for Killeen.
“Over the years it has been pleasant to work with so many wonderful council members, city staff and citizens. Belton has a hometown feel to it,” said Torres. She was in the military and after six years of service got out and stayed in the area.
There will be a retirement reception Nov. 25 starting at 4 p.m. at the Harris Community Center.
“It has been my honor and privilege to work side-by-side with Connie Torres for just 12 of her 22 years of service with the City of Belton,” said City Manager Sam Listi. “She has been an outstanding professional leading the City Clerk’s office. The City’s population has almost doubled since she began her career in 1991, growing from 12,476 to over 20,000. She has conducted numerous elections, served a long list of Mayors and Council members, and worked with two City Managers – Jeff Holberg who hired her, and me. Connie has been at the center of the action in Belton municipal government for over two decades. Her organizational skills, her commitment to excellence, and her dedication to this community inspire imitation. I wish Connie the best of luck in her new career and Godspeed. I will probably be calling her at BISD to locate a file or two.”
Over the years, Torres has watched Belton become the premier place to live in Bell County.
“The growth and the way Belton has evolved to the premier place to live has been wonderful to be a part of. Belton has a lot going for it and it looks great. I love to talk to people who haven’t been to Belton in awhile and how shocked they are at all the improvements. It is very satisfying,” said Torres.
She will begin working for the Belton Independent School District as an executive assistant to Dr. Kincannon.