This year’s recipient is quiet and unassuming. She is the quintessential City Recorder- working behind the scenes for the greater good, with little public or peer acknowledgment. Her nomination focused on two areas: public relations and records management. This year the Office of the Public Records Advocate, in conjunction with Governor Kate Brown, initiated a new program to honor government employees who upheld not only the letter, but also the spirit, of Oregon’s public records law. The recipients were nominated by government leaders, members of the public, or members of the media. Earlier this year, this person received this special honor because they provided decisive assistance to a member of the media during several elections without requiring the media member to file additional request or to pay a fee for the records as there was a great deal of public interest around this matter. This Recorder’s model of providing elections information to the media is something we all as City Recorder’s should considering adopting.
Sentiments from her nomination include:
“She has an exceptional calm demeanor and professionalism that she brings to the position and the City. Her positive attitude and responsiveness to City Councilors and City staff has earned her the respect of individuals across the political spectrum. She has the ability to handle politics, citizens and controversy diplomatically.”
Nicole Morris, MMC, Immediate Past President,
Deputy City Recorder
City of Tualatin
It would be an honor if you would please read the guidelines below and take the time to nominate your City Recorder, Deputy City Recorder, or other eligible designee to receive the Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders’ “Recorder of the Year” Award. I encourage you to acknowledge your City Recorder, and to recognize their professionalism, and dedication to their career. We all know how valuable our City Recorders are to our cities with the support they provide, and the many things they do that go above and beyond their normal job duties.
Please use the Recorder of the Year Nomination Form to nominate a Recorder.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Kathy Payne, MMC, OAMR President
City of St. Helens