Category: Local Gov Nerve Center

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

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

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

A City Clerk is Not Just a Secretary

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 Amber Mathiesen, City of Mt. Angel Oregon City Manager You can imagine the conversation that must go on in the head of new local government … Continued

Public Sector Compliance Policies

This guest post is by ELGL member Don DeLoach. Don has more than 32 years of state and local government involvement. He was the former Chief Information Systems Officer for the City of Tallahassee, and was responsible for all of the city’s technology needs. He is also a former president of the Florida Local Government Information Systems … Continued

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