The 2021 Recorder of the Year Award was presented to Nanci Sandoval, City of Umatilla. The guidelines for Recorder of the Year state any OAMR member, City Manager, or Mayor may submit a confidential nomination to acknowledge recorders and recognize their excellence and professional accomplishments. The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution or performed outstanding service to OAMR, to the profession of Municipal Recorder, or to an individual city during the Association fiscal year. This award recognizes outstanding service and performance over and above the person’s job description. Some possible strengths might include areas such as public relations, records management, legislative or council procedures, or even a special project.
Nanci is a relatively new member of OAMR. A quote from the nomination submitted by her City Manager stated, “As every organization can attest, the past year was a trying and difficult year. As our State and Country were necessarily required to transition to remote services, gaps in how services were delivered and how we were able to ensure that the public was informed, engaged, and active in their community became ever more prevalent. Our City was no exception. What was an exception, however, are the incredible achievements lead by our city recorder during this time to strengthen public relations and our new integrated technology systems.”
A few of her other accomplishments this past year include:
Angie Lanter, MMC, Immediate Past President,
City of Banks
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