King promoted to assistant city manager

FLUSHING — The City of Flushing has promoted Flushing City Clerk Michelle King to the role of assistant city manager, effective July 1.

King, who was appointed to the new position at the May 10 Flushing City Council meeting, has now assumed the dual duties and responsibilities of assistant city manager and city clerk.

“I am thrilled and honored to be asked to serve the residents of the City of Flushing in this increased capacity,” said King. “Since the day I was hired, my intention has been to finish out my public service career in this city. Flushing has been such a great place to work that my anticipated retirement date, keeps getting further away. Flushing is indeed a great place to live, work and do business.”

Flushing City Manager Clarence Goodlein said that King’s years of experience will be valuable to the city as he takes on an additional role.

“Her efforts have facilitated each of the City’s many successes since her appointment as City Clerk eight years ago, and the City knows that as Assistant City Manager she will facilitate many more achievements that will benefit the residents and businesses of the community,” Goodlein said. “Her hard work and attention to her duties, as City Clerk and regardless of other circumstances, as well as her expertise in the matters of Flushing municipal government, cause there to be no doubt that she will perform the duties and responsibilities of Assistant City Manager/City Clerk with nothing less than acclaim and excellence.”

King, who has been the city clerk since 2013, received Flushing City Employee of the Year honors in 2020 and 2018. — B.G.