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Message from the President
Greetings to all our NCAMC Members!
I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as your NCAMC President this year! Getting involved with the Association was so beneficial to me when I was a new clerk, and I happy for the chance to pay that forward.
This is a strong organization. We have so many clerk volunteers serving on committees, mentoring new clerks, planning our educational programs, sharing news and the latest happenings, helping clerks navigate the certification process, keeping track of our finances, honoring the Clerk of the Year, and performing so many other functions.
I am very grateful for all those clerks who came before us, for all those who had the foresight to create a group in which they could network and share information, learn and grow in professional development, and work to elevate the position of the municipal clerk. Here we are, decades later, with those same goals and purpose. I don’t believe in change for the sake of change, but sometimes we have to take a look inward, talk about what we’re doing right and what we may want to tweak a little. We need to Set Our Course.
We have all been going through a lot of changes personally and on the job these past couple of years, especially with how we do business. We’ve already made some changes, such as allowing our Committees and Board of Directors to meet virtually instead of in person. Hopefully this change will give more clerks the opportunity to get involved, since it no longer involves travel to Raleigh and a day out of the office. We’ll also be looking at the structure of the organization, including the committee structures.
It is so important that we work to continually meet the needs of our members, because the membership is what it is all about.
This is YOUR Association. So what will you make of it?
I can’t wait to see what course we’ll set together this year. I look forward to working with you, and I thank you for the opportunity.
Lisa P. Stites, MMC
Town of Oak Island
Setting Our Course