After the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported making Bill Clark the new chairman on Thursday, Clark said he wants Danvers to recognize Danvers businesses that have been in town for more than 100 years.
Clark, who is a local businessman, said he would like to recognize the “Centennial Businesses.” The new chairman said he would like to bring them before the board individually to thank them for their service.
Clark said he knows of at least five Danvers businesses that have been around more than a century.
Looking ahead, Clark said Danvers has a challenging year ahead, especially financially.
“I hope that I lead you well this year,” he told the board.
Clark brought a Clark family heirloom with him to the meeting. He brought a gavel that belonged to his great-grandfather when he served in government in Medford when it was still a town more than 100 years ago.