Pinedale town clerk to manage local bank branch

PINEDALE – Pinedale City Clerk Pat Schwab is calling it quits after nearly three and a half years in the job in order to pursue an old career dream in banking.

The Pinedale Town Council accepted Schwab’s resignation after an executive session on personnel matters at its Monday meeting, wishing her well and thanking her for her service. The resignation is effective Sept. 15.

Schwab, who was hired for the position by Mayor Bob Jones, had previously worked in customer service for the Bank of Sublette County, a branch of the Bank of Jackson Hole. She’ll be returning to that same bank as branch manager, Schwab told the Pinedale Roundup.

“It was out of the blue,” she said. “I love banking, I love being around people and the customers. It was an opportunity for me to get my own branch, which was kind of like a dream for me in the first place.”

Schwab said she enjoyed working for the town of Pinedale and Mayor Jones.

“Everything is smooth, the audits are perfect, the books are all in place. But I’ve got my opportunity,” she said.

The Bank of Jackson Hole has nine branches, Schwab said, including in Alpine, Dubois and Sublette County. The rest are all in Jackson Hole.

Also after Monday’s executive session, the council voted to direct town attorney Ed Woods to look into the bids from several banks for placing $5 million of the town’s money in CDs with durations of one to five years.

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