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Public Meetings are Boring

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” about the important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Megan Asikainen, CivicClerk You are likely thrilled to see residents filing into your meeting room to observe and take part in public discussions on topics that will impact … Continued

#clerklife: From Cradle to Grave

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Lindsay Lara, City Clerk City of San Rafael, California Twitter | LinkedIn Being a City Clerk has been the most rewarding opportunity I have … Continued

10 Best Practices for Managing Volunteer Boards & Commissions

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders.  By Megan Asikainen, Solution Architect, CivicPlus | LinkedIn Your role as a clerk makes you a vital component of the success of your municipal boards and commissions. You may be finding, however, that learning … Continued

City Clerk Elevator Speech

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Brenda Haggard, CMC, Assistant City Clerk, City of Elk Grove, CA, LinkedIn| Email As a municipal clerk, I’ve experienced the “Oh, that’s interesting” response from … Continued

The City Clerk Ain’t Just a Secretary

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Lucinda Williams, MMC, City Clerk, City of Fullerton, CA, Twitter | Email Wikipedia says “The duties of a municipal clerk vary even more than their titles. Particularly in … Continued

Don’t Dump Trash on Your Attitude

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Shauna Kaczynski, City of Kettering, Ohio, Clerk of Council Do you ever wake up dreading the workday because of the work facing you that … Continued

Standing in Some Mighty Sensible Peep-Toe Heels

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Scott Stauffer, CMC, City of Milwaukie, OR, City Recorder We’ve heard the saying, “you have some mighty big shoes to fill…” It’s something you hear when … Continued

To Certify or Not to Certify! That is the Question

Welcome to a new blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Kathy Payne, CMC, City of St. Helens, OR, City Recorder “What does the CMC behind your name stand for?” That’s the real question I get. … Continued

This Isn’t My Temporary Home

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Shauna Kaczynski, City of Kettering, Ohio, Clerk of the Council I am a young African American woman. I live and work for a community that … Continued

What is a City Clerk’s Office?

Welcome to a new blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Emily Chen, City of Walnut Creek, CA, Assistant to City Clerk Connect: Linkedin, Email Friend: “What do you do?” Me: “Oh I work in the … Continued

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