The 52nd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week is happening May 2-8!
The first Professional Municipal Clerks Week took place in 1969 and was created by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and endorsed by all of its members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries. Municipal Clerks Week is a time of celebration and reflection on the importance of the municipal clerks’ office.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that officially declared Professional Municipal Clerks Week the first full week of May, and in 1994 and 1996, President Bill Clinton also signed proclamations confirming Professional Municipal Clerks Week. Typically, the Governor of Georgia signs a similar proclamation each year, though that is not happening in 2021. Instead, city officials are encouraged to sign their own proclamation recognizing their clerk.
The week should feature a series of activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness of municipal clerks and the vital services they provide for local government and the community. For more information, including promotional materials you can use during Professional Municipal Clerks Week, click here.