His timing couldn’t have been any better.
South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider recently proclaimed the week of May 6 – 12 as Municipal Clerks Week in the city of South Pasadena, and there to receive it was the city’s newest Chief City Clerk, Marc Donohue.
Donohue had only briefly been on the job and was already getting a proclamation thrown his way. He had to be thinking, “this isn’t a bad gig,” as he worked his first council meeting. He graciously thanked the mayor and City Council before saying, “To me Municipal Clerks Week is a very important period and it was great that the city was able to recognize it.”
The office of municipal clerk, as explained in the proclamation, provides the professional link between the citizens, local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels.
“Municipal clerks continually strive to improve the administration of the affairs of the office of the municipal clerk through participation in education programs, seminars, workshops, and the annual meetings of their state, province, county, and international professional organizations,” read a portion of the proclamation.