One of my absolute favorite people in Rockville government, City Clerk Claire Funkhouser, has been honored as Clerk Of The Year by the Maryland Municipal Clerks Association. (Here are the previous winners.) Here’s the release from Our Fair City:
Rockville City Clerk Claire Funkhouser was recently honored by the Maryland Municipal Clerks Association with the Clerk of the Year award. The award, which will be given in June at the Maryland Municipal League annual conference, honors city clerks who have demonstrated extraordinary individual job performance, commitment to professional development and to community involvement and positive on-the-job attitude, and who have brought innovative ideas to the Maryland Municipal Clerks Association, which is a department of the Maryland Municipal League.
“Mrs. Funkhouser brings a quiet, steady calm to a daily routine of stressful events,” Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio wrote in her nomination form for the honor. “She is the poster woman for Municipal Clerks representing the best a city can have taking care of business.”
Marcuccio outlined Funkhouser’s work in developing and implementing an electronic agenda (eGenda) and dedication to her role as City Clerk and as a City of Rockville employee. Marcuccio also pointed to Funkhouser’s volunteer commitment to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and raise public awareness on disability issues. Funkhouser has served as City Clerk for the City of Rockville for the past 11 years. The city clerk provides administrative and clerical staff support for the Mayor and Council, administers the City election and maintains up-to-date records for the City. Funkhouser will retire Aug. 5 from her post at City Clerk. The Maryland Municipal Clerks Association is affiliated with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, which certifies municipal clerks in municipalities throughout the world. Funkhouser has been certified since 2002.