As Municipal Recorders, we are at the center of municipal government and play an important role in city government, as well as in the structure of our communities as a whole. Often, however, we look "outside" ourselves for acknowledgement and recognition. We are asking you to "look within" yourselves and our organization. Look at what you and other Recorders have accomplished this year.
The President’s Award of Distinction is awarded to an OAMR member who has contributed greatly to a committee of OAMR or has performed exceptional work for OAMR. Nominations for this award are accepted only from OAMR members.
1. Any individual member or board member may submit a confidential nomination to the President no later than Friday, August 10, 2018.
2. The President shall select a recipient for the “Award of Distinction” from the membership of OAMR. There may be years in which there are no outstanding nominees. The decision of the President is final.
3. Recognition will be at the annual conference and will include presentation of a plaque and complimentary registration at the following year’s annual OAMR conference. The registration is not transferable, and can only be used by the award winner.
4. Criteria for selection are as follows:
a. Any OAMR member in good standing is eligible, with the exception of the President, First Vice President, and Second Vice President. Member in good standing means a fully paid member.
b. The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution or performed outstanding service to OAMR during the association fiscal year.
c. Areas of nomination may include but are not limited to the following categories:
- OAMR Committee Work
- Lifetime Achievement
- OAMR Programs or Education Development
- Other: ___________________________________
Please use the President's Award of Distinction Nomination Form to nominate a Recorder.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Debbie Hamilton, CMC
Community Relations &
Admin Services Director
Senior City Recorder
Social Media Manager
City of Sutherlin
126 E. Central Avenue
Sutherlin, OR 97479
541-459-2856 Ext. 203
The Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders (OAMR) presented Rogue River City Recorder Carol Weir, MMC, with the 2017 President’s Award of Distinction. Carol received the award at the association’s annual conference banquet held at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport, Oregon, on September 22, 2017.
This honor is awarded to a member of our association who has contributed greatly to a committee or has performed exceptional work for OAMR. Nominations for this award are accepted only from OAMR members. Some areas considered might be in Leadership, OAMR Committee Work, Lifetime Achievement, OAMR Programs, or Education Development.
Carol has been a member of OAMR for 34 years and a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for 33 years. Her contributions to OAMR are many. She has served as Regional Director, Second Vice President, First Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President. She was the fifth recorder in the State of Oregon to earn the Certified Municipal Clerk designation and the third recorder in the State to earn the Master Municipal Clerk designation from IIMC.
Carol has chaired the Nominating Committee, Scholarships Committee, Conference Committee, Bylaws Committee, Conference Committee, and the Retired Clerks Committee and the IIMC Conference Committee; in addition to serving on 10 other committees.
In addition to the nomination, letters of support were submitted from Rogue River’s Mayor, City Administrator, four City Council members, former Mayor, Chief of Police, and four members of citizen advisory committees. They all spoke of how valuable she is to the City of Rogue River and the positive impact that she has had on them during their public service careers.
Carol has put her heart and soul into her City and OAMR. She is always willing to step up and help out wherever she is needed. Her many years of commitment and service are prime examples of what it means to “give back.” She’s a shining example of a person who deserves the Presidents Award of Distinction. Thank you Carol, for all you’ve done!