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Welcome New Clerks!

Greetings to all our NCAMC Members!

 

 80728091 10218600128186965 499263207693615104 o 2Where did our holiday season and 2019 go? I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.  It is this time of year that we tend to sit back and reflect our year’s past and begin to look into the New Year and set new goals and new ambitions.  . 

As I look back over 2019 many emotions flow through my heart.  I think about the changes that I have made in my life.  I decided that 2019 was going to be my year; my year to get healthy and bust my comfort zone wide open.  I decided it was time to take better care of myself physically and mentally and become a happier, healthier and more spiritual person.  Therefore, I changed my diet and started a moderate exercise program.  At the close of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 I am 90 pounds lighter and just ran (jogged) my first 5K with my daughter a few weeks ago. The sense of accomplishment while rounding that last corner and seeing the finish line was so overwhelming.  All the emotions of the past year became visible to me.  It’s the same feeling I had that night back in August in Wilkesboro while My Mayor was swearing me in as your next President of our Association.  With my family, friends and peers there cheering me on I knew I was going to be ok and any fears I had taking on this new role slowly faded away. 

I think of my family and friends and the changes they have endured this past year; the loss of loved ones, surgeries, kindergarten or college, retirement, new career paths and new leadership within our organizations.  For all these life challenging events you my friends have been thought of and prayed over. 

With the close of 2019, also came big changes for our Association.  Earlier in the fall John Phelps, Secretary/Treasurer and Liaison to the NCLM announced his retirement effective December 31st.  The Clerks presented John with a Retirement Resolution at the Annual Business Meeting on November 14th.  While John was a valuable asset to the Clerks for the past 10 years and will be truly missed by all; we do wish him the very best as he enters this new chapter in his life.  However with that being said we are excited to welcome Heather James on board as our new NCLM Liaison and Secretary/Treasurer.  Heather’s name may ring a bell with some of you as she was a past Municipal Clerk with the City of Davidson.  Heather was very active in our Association during her time as a Clerk and we look forward to working with her once again in a different capacity. 

Dates and locations for the 2020 Spring Regional Academies are set and in place!!

  • April 3, 2020 – Black Mountain
  • April 17, 2020 – Red Oak
  • April 24, 2020 – Morehead City
  • May 1, 2020 – Matthews

A special thank you goes out to the 2020 Regional Academy Hosts.  I hope everyone can find a convenient location to attend.  It will be a fun day filled with tons of useful knowledge.  I look forward to seeing you there. 

There is also another educational opportunity coming your way to earn points toward your certifications.  Diana Schreiber, Clerk for the City of Durham  has volunteered to host our 2nd Athenian Dialogue.  More information is forthcoming within the next couple of weeks. 

Also in the next few months you will be receiving information regarding District Director and Officer position’s that will be open this year.  If you feel you are not quite ready to serve on the Board of Director’s, please consider volunteering for one of our many committees.  Hosting and serving is a great way to earn points toward your certification/recertification. 

 I wish each one of you a very Happy New Year.  I look forward to seeing everyone in the coming months at one or all of our scheduled events planned for 2020.   

Amy R. Miller, CMC, NCCMC

NCAMC President

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