A heavily debated position in the city of Weirton has been filled.

DeeAnn Pulliam was sworn into the position of assistant city manager on Thursday.

She has worked with the city of Weirton since 2015 and held the role of administrative assistant to city manager, city clerk, and interim city manager.

Pulliam has a Master of Science in legal studies and a Bachelor of Science in paralegal studies.

Mayor Harold Miller and City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said her knowledge of the city and knowledge of how things work made it an easy decision.