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Amy Murray Honored During Professional Municipal Clerks Week

The week of May 1 through May 7, 2022, is designated as “Professional Municipal Clerks Week.”

A Proclamation presented by the City of Vidalia extends appreciation to our Municipal Clerk for the services she provides this community. This Proclamation will be presented to Amy W. Murray and signed by Mayor Doug P. Roper III. Specifically, the Proclamation cites that the Clerk “serves as the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels.” It also honors the Municipal Clerk for “continually striving to improve the administration of their duties through participation in education programs, seminars, workshops and annual meetings of their state, province, county and international professional organizations.” The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), a professional association of City, Town, Township, Village, Borough, Deputy and County Clerks, sponsors Municipal Clerks Week. IIMC has 14,700 members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries.

IIMC President Sheri Pierce, MMC, and City Clerk for the City of Valdez, Alaska, urges Municipal Clerks to highlight the importance of their roles and functions and the impact the Municipal Clerk’s office has on the public.

Quoting Professor William Bennett Munro, author of one of the first textbooks written on the topic of municipal administration, Pierce shares, “No other office in municipal service has so many contacts. It serves the Mayor, the City Council, the City Manager, and all administrative departments, without exception. All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information.

“The functions of the Clerk necessitate a thorough knowledge of law procedure, administration and interpersonal relations.” Pierce further challenges Clerks to fervently pursue continuing education opportunities and professional networking to “establish their proper role as a member of the municipal executive team.”

The City of Vidalia recognizes and appreciates Amy W. Murray, Finance Director and City Clerk, for her dedicated service to the City of Vidalia.

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