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Are you ready for Municipal Clerks Week?

2022-04-01T17:54:37+00:00April 15th, 2022|#clerkslife, IIMC, municipal clerks|

Municipal Clerks Week is May 1-7, just a couple of short weeks away! Is your community ready to recognize and celebrate the work that your municipal clerk does? If you're unsure what that is, an article from International City/County Management Association (ICMA) lists five things to know about Municipal Clerks' responsibilities: Professionalism. Many states mandate [...]

Show the local gov love

2022-02-02T17:07:28+00:00February 2nd, 2022|#clerkslife, local government, social media|

Back in 2019, ICMA had a campaign to "spread the love" in local government offices with some Valentine's e-cards to show your colleagues and community how much you care. We thought it was worth bringing back. After the past couple of years, showing our colleagues that they're valued and appreciated is more important than ever. [...]

The dragon conundrum

2022-01-26T19:53:12+00:00January 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Municipal clerks understand the importance of using the right language. Still, even the most seasoned among us can make mistakes. Lifehacker shared a slideshow of 10 Common Grammar Rules You’re Probably Messing Up All the Time. Even better, they showed how to remember the right usage. Your parents may have taught you about how to [...]

Welcome OnBoard, Loudoun County!

2022-01-14T18:49:53+00:00January 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Please join us in welcoming Loudoun County, Va. as the latest member of the OnBoard family! Loudoun County chose OnBoard to manage their 40+ boards and commissions. This way, citizens can see who sits on the boards, and what vacancies are available for volunteer opportunities. They took OnBoard's flexibility a step further by adding links [...]

’tis the season…

2022-01-11T14:41:28+00:00January 12th, 2022|#clerkslife, goals|

Now that we're in the post-holiday lull, lots of people get the "winter blues." Cold weather and shorter daylight can put us in hibernation mode. If you're feeling something more severe, it could be a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Don't let its acronym, SAD, make you think it's a minor problem. SAD [...]

January is National Mentoring Month

2021-12-30T19:43:04+00:00January 5th, 2022|#clerkslife, career advice|

There are lots of great reasons to become a mentor or mentee. Either way, you learn new things, expand your network, gain self-confidence, and gain new perspectives. The relationship is a great step in career development for both participants. IIMC has a mentorship program for municipal clerks. You can sign up to be either a [...]

November is National Novel Writing Month

2021-11-03T20:56:04+00:00November 3rd, 2021|#clerkslife|

November is National Novel Writing Month! Have you ever sat in a public meeting, or listened to residents' suggestions, or watched your pet's antics and thought, "I could write a book..."? November is your time. Each year, thousands of aspiring writers sign up to participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is simple: write [...]

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