Category: City Clerk / Recorder Series

#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

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

Town Clerk to City Clerk – A Conversation About the Transition

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 Abby J. Fitch, City of Aurora, Mayor/Council Management Analyst I am not a City Clerk, nor do I work for the City Clerk’s office. When … Continued

Chickens – The New Threshold

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 Mary Dibble, City of Albany City Clerk Being a City Clerk means that the general public often assumes you know all sorts of things and … Continued

Efficiency and Innovation in the 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 Jesse Raymundo, City of Fontana, CA Administrative Clerk Connect: LinkedIn Still a youngin’ in the City Clerk’s Office, there are two elements that stand … Continued

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