Mayor Craig Cates, during the April 4th City Commission meeting, recognized the 45th anniversary of the Florida Association of City Clerks. The association, formed in 1972 to develop the professional status of city clerks in Florida, has 575 members statewide. The Key West City Clerk’s office has three fully certified members of the organization, and the newest member of the office is pursuing certification as well.
“The state and is proud to have one of the largest certification programs in the country,” reads the proclamation, “with more than 200 Certified Municipal Clerks and more than 100 Master Municipal Clerks among its members.”
The organization provides educational opportunities for clerks through its annual summer conference/academy and fall academy, webinars, district mini-academies and Athenian Dialogues along with discussion.
The commission also passed a resolution recognizing the 45th anniversary and stating: “The City of Key West is proud of the membership of City Clerk Cheryl D. Smith, Master Municipal Clerk and Certified Public Manager; Senior Deputy City Clerk Susan P. Harrison, Certified Municipal Clerk; Deputy City Clerk Angela M. Budde, Certified Municipal Clerk and member of FACC Board of Directors for the South District, and Deputy City Clerk Vicky Walker.”