The North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks is accepting nominations for the "Clerk of the Year Award," an annual award presented to an outstanding North Carolina Clerk or Deputy Clerk at the NCAMC Summer Academy in August.

To be eligible, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Active Member of NCAMC for at least four years.
  • Brings innovative ideas to the Association.
  • Active in municipal, state and national associations.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrates commitment to community involvement.
  • Extraordinary individual job performance.
  • Positive on-the-job attitude.

You do not have to be a Clerk to submit a nomination.  Nominations will be accepted and encouraged from Mayors, Supervisors, Presidents, Managers, Council Members, Board Members, Staff, etc.

Submissions must be mailed by June 1, 2017 to John Phelps, NCAMC, 308 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 or via email to  The Clerk of the Year Nomination Form is available on the NCAMC website,

Prior "Clerk of the Year" recipients and NCAMC Officers are not eligible to receive the award.

Betsey Richardson, CMC, NCCMC, City of Greensboro 2016 Clerk of the Year

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The  North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks chose City of Greensboro Clerk Betsey Richardson to be the 2016 Clerk of the Year. She accepted the award at the association’s Summer Academy in Asheville.

City Manager Jim Westmoreland and Mayor Nancy Vaughan nominated Richardson because of her efforts to introduce new computer software systems to make the City’s legislative work more efficient and paperless. They also lauded her leadership in helping the Council revamp its committee structure.

“Betsey’s efforts saved the City time and money, and make our agenda items and other meeting documents easily accessible to the public – a critical improvement in government transparency that our residents appreciate and deserve. The new system is better for employees, elected officials and the public. It would not have been possible without Betsey,” Westmoreland said in his nomination letter. “She is a role model of governmental leadership, dedication and efficiency.”  

Past Clerks of the Year

Year Name Title Municipality
2016 Betsey Richardson, MMC, NCCMC  City Clerk City of Greensboro
2015 Carmen K. Miracle, MMC, NCCMC City Clerk City of Jacksonville 
2014 Dora Moore, MMC, NCCMC Town Clerk Town of Rural Hall
2013 Jennifer Larson, CMC, NCCMC Town Clerk Town of Fairmont 
2012 Sue Rowland, MMC Retired Town Clerk Town of Cary  
2011 Angela G. Stadler, CMC, NCCMC City Clerk City of Reidsville