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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Clermont Recognizes Municipal Clerks


From left, Clermont’s Clerk Department staff includes Deputy City Clerk Carlie Zinker, City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd Howe and Municipal Records Specialist Christina Addington.

The city of Clermont is celebrating this week as the 50th anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week, and Mayor Gail Ash honored Clermont’s Clerk Department with a proclamation. Cities around the world are celebrating this week, which is sponsored by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

“It is important for the public to be aware of Clermont’s Clerk Department and all that they do,” Clermont City Manager Darren Gray says. “They are the link between our citizens, local government and other agencies of government. We thank them for their vital services to the Clermont community.”

Tracy Ackroyd Hower, who is a member IIMC, has served as Clermont’s city clerk since 2003. She’s also active in the Florida Association of City Clerks. She has received her Master Municipal Clerk from IIMC and spearheaded the inaugural Clermont Youth Council.

Deputy City Clerk Carlie Zinker and Municipal Records Specialist Christina Addington are also part of Clermont’s Clerk Department staff.

The duties of a municipal clerk include serving as the council’s foundation, prepring agendas, taking minutes, maintaining ordinance and resolution files, keeping the municipality’s historical records, and serving as the clearing house for information about the local government. The city clerk attests all official city documents, as well as ensures compliance with the State of Florida Public Records laws serving as the city’s records management liaison officer. Clermont’s Clerk Department also oversees election qualifying and the city’s Oak Hill Cemetery.