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Historic vs. Historical: Don’t Let the Past Confuse You!

2024-02-07T18:40:04+00:00February 6th, 2024|#clerkslife, communication, historical records, local government, municipal clerks, open government|

As local government staff, you're likely the keepers of your community's history. You preserve records, manage landmarks, and maybe even lead tours through charming old buildings. But for describing these treasures, do you ever stumble over the words "historic" and "historical"? Don't worry, you're not alone! A recent article on Apartment Therapy showed "historic" and [...]

Very truly yours

2024-01-17T14:23:31+00:00January 16th, 2024|#clerkslife, career advice, communication|

Updated January 2024 Do you sign off your emails? What do you end with? "Best," "Regards," or "Sincerely"? The Career Contessa offers some suggestions if you want to change it up a little. The way we end an email can encapsulate the tone of what we just wrote, and project what we want to happen next. [...]

Resources for local government professionals to help their Deaf residents and community

2023-07-20T15:41:48+00:00September 3rd, 2019|accessibility, communication, local government|

In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, we're offering some resources for local government professionals to help their Deaf residents and community. Ten Tips to Remember When Communicating with a Deaf Person (from the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre) Face the person and make eye contact when speaking. Every individual has their preference. Be sure to ask the [...]

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