Press Release 4/30/2019 – 50th ANNIVERSARY OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS WEEK May 5-11, 2019
A Proclamation, issued by Alamosa City Council on May 1, 2019, resolves that the week of May 5-15, 2019 is designated as “50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week.”
Unanimously adopted by Alamosa City Council, the Proclamation extends appreciation to all Municipal and Deputy Clerks for the services with which they provide their communities. 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.”
The Proclamation was presented to Holly Martinez, Susanna Gallegos, and Lachelle Montano—and signed by Mayor Coleman on behalf of Alamosa City Council. It also honors Municipal and Deputy Clerks 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 14,500 members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries.
IIMC President Stephanie Carouthers Kelly, MMC, and City Clerk for the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, urges Municipal and Deputy Clerks to highlight the importance of their roles and functions and the impact the Municipal Clerk’s office has on the public.
“There are many responsibilities of the Municipal and Deputy Clerk that the public takes for granted” said Kelly. “Yet, if Clerks are inattentive in their duties, then the efficient operation of our local government is greatly affected.
“The functions of the Clerk necessitate a thorough knowledge of law procedure, administration and interpersonal relations. To keep up with the consistent transformation in local government, many Clerks participate in continuing education and seminars and attending Clerk Institutes,” said Kelly.
Martinez has served as Alamosa City Clerk since 2015 and previously as Deputy Clerk from 2012-2015. Gallegos and Montano have served as Deputy Clerks since 2015. All three clerks are members of IIMC, Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, Colorado Municipal League, and Colorado Association for Municipal Court Administration.
The City of Alamosa is a multi-cultural community of 9,000+ centrally located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. The City was incorporated in 1878 and is the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where more than 300,000 visitors enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty each year. For more information visit us at www.cityofalamosa.org.