DIANE WILHELM, incumbent Riverhead Town Clerk. First appointed to the office of Town Clerk in November 2008, then elected to office in November 2009. Her current four year term expires December 31, 2019. In addition to the title of Town Clerk she also serves as the Town Records Management Officer, Registrar of Vital Statistics and Marriage Officiant.
As Town Clerk Diane has made many advancements in the management of historic town records. She was successful in being awarded a $60,000.00 inventory grant from NYS Archives. This money funded a complete review, purging, indexing and cataloging of archived town records allowing for better access and more space for future expansion. Diane has also been successful in streamlining procedures in the Town Clerk’s office by digitizing records and offering access to past Town Board minutes back to 1792 available on the Town of Riverhead website.
She is a an active member of the Nassau/Suffolk Town Clerk’s Association and the New York State Town Clerk’s Association (NYSTCA), where she also served as a district director from 2013 - 2016. Through NYSTCA she has also earned certification as a Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) after having completed extensive training, education and experience requirements.
In her personal life Diane and her husband Rick are married 38 years and live in Calverton where they raised their two children. Currently they enjoy spending time with their grown children, their spouses and grandson.