50th ANNIVERSARY OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS WEEK

Municipal Clerks week is May 5-11, 2019, and this year it is cause for celebration! Municipal Clerks week will turn 50 in May. Do you know who your municipal clerk is?

 

Purpose:

The purpose of Municipal Clerks week is to recognize the vital and appreciated services performed by the Municipal and Deputy Clerks in serving the changing needs of their communities.

History:

Municipal Clerks week was initiated in 1969 by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), and is endorsed by all of 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 the first full week in May and recognizing the essential role of Municipal Clerks play in local government.

IIMC is a professional association of City, Village, Town, Township, Borough, and County Clerk, Secretaries and Recorders. IIMC prepares its members to meet the challenges of the diverse role of the Municipal and Deputy Clerk by providing services and continuing professional development opportunities to benefit members and the government entities they serve. Founded in 1947 in French Lick, Indiana; IIMC has 14,500 members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries.

Fun Fact:

The Maple Park Village Clerk is a Certified Municipal Clerk and is a member of the Northwestern Illinois Municipal Clerks Association, Municipal Clerks of Illinois, and IIMC.

Proclamation 2019-01 (39 downloads)