City Council of Cathedral City Issues Proclamation Recognizing May 5-11, 2024, as “Professional Municipal Clerks Week”

The City Council of Cathedral City issued a Proclamation recognizing May 5-11, 2024, as “Professional Municipal Clerks Week”.

The Proclamation extends appreciation to all Municipal and Deputy Clerks for the services 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 Tracey Hermosillo, City Clerk, and Christina Burton, City Clerk’s Department Administrative Assistant, and was signed by all the members of the City Council.  The Proclamation also honors Municipal Clerk’s and their Departments 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 over 16,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries.

Professor William Bennett Munro, author of one of the first textbooks written on the topic of municipal administration, wrote, “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. IIMC challenges Clerks to fervently pursue continuing education opportunities and professional networking to “establish [their] proper role as a member of the municipal executive team.

Tracey Hermosillo has served as Cathedral City’s City Clerk for 10 years and has been a member of the IIMC since 2010. Christina Burton has served in the City Clerk’s Department for 5 years.

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