It’s Municipal Clerks Week – “We’ll Be There for YOU”
May 5 through May 11, 2019 is Municipal Clerks Week. Celebrated each May, Municipal Clerks Week recognizes the vital and appreciated services performed by Municipal Clerks serving the changing needs of their communities.
If you’ve ever attended a City Council meeting or submitted a public records request, chances are you have either met your Corona City Clerk or a member of her team! A City Clerk is the local official for elections, local legislation, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Brown Act. The City Clerk is also responsible for the care and custody of all official records and documents of the City, for protection and preservation of the City's past history, administration of all municipal and special elections, the accurate recording of City Council meetings, administering the City's records management program, receiving and filing claims against the City, maintenance of the Municipal Code, administering regulations relating to the Fair Political Practices Commission, and providing research and information services to the public and City personnel.
Mayor Jason Scott presented a signed Proclamation to City Clerk, Sylvia Edwards, for continually striving to improve the administration of City Clerk duties. “I have been honored to serve the City of Corona for the last 15 years and most recently as your City Clerk since last May 2018,” said Ms. Edwards. “I encourage our residents and community members to stop by anytime and learn more about how we can serve you.”
History of Municipal Clerks Week
This May, Municipal Clerks Week will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Initiated in 1969 by International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Municipal Clerks Week is endorsed by all its members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries. In 1984 and in 1994, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, respectively, signed a Proclamation officially declaring Municipal Clerks Week the first full week of May and recognizing the essential role Municipal Clerks play in local government.
To learn more about the City Clerk’s Office, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (951) 736-2201 or visit the City Clerk’s webpage.