Chief Deputy City Clerk Roxanne Yoder receives certified municipal clerk designation
By Nancy Vigran
Reporting for the Sun-Gazette
TULARE – Earlier this month Tulare’s chief deputy city clerk Roxanne Yoder received her certified municipal clerk (CMC) designation, awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Inc.
“IIMC grants the CMC designation only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements, and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, their community and state,” said IIMC president Stephanie Carouthers Kelly, MMC, in a letter to the Tulare’s interim city manager, Rob Hunt.
“The City takes pride in honoring the conferring of CMC to Roxanne Yoder, CMC of City of Tulare,” Hunt said. “We applaud her achievement and recognize the important role Roxanne plays in our organization.”
Quoting Carouthers Kelly, Hunt said, “‘In light of the speed and drastic nature of change these days, lifelong learning is not only desirable, it is necessary for all in local government to keep pace with growing demands and changing needs of the citizens we serve.’ Roxanne is now in a very elite group of professionals serving their communities as a certified municipal clerk,” he added.
In August 2008, Yoder was hired as Tulare’s deputy city clerk. She had previous experience in the city clerk’s office in Visalia. Prior to that she had worked with the Tulare County courts system as an administrative clerk.
“It was a natural progression and kept me involved in the legal aspects, which I love,” Yoder said.
During her days in school, Yoder tested high in aptitude for law. She has continued her education throughout her years in her profession including attending conferences of the League of California Cities and online IIMC courses and training.
Yoder enjoys training and working with new clerks.
“It helps me stay current and I love to mentor,” she said. “I don’t just serve my city, but the organization and the community at large.”
The CMC designation “honors the profession of municipal clerk,” she added. “It shows we’re professional and not just clerical support.”
“I’m very pleased to see the recognition through her peers of the fantastic work Roxanne performs,” said Tulare Mayor Jose Sigala. “Tulare is lucky to have someone with her experience and skills as our certified municipal clerk. She’s the linchpin that keeps the city functioning.”