The North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks is accepting nominations for the "Clerk of the Year Award," an annual award presented to an outstanding North Carolina Clerk or Deputy Clerk at the NCAMC Summer Academy in August.

To be eligible, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Active Member of NCAMC for at least four years.
  • Brings innovative ideas to the Association.
  • Active in municipal, state and national associations.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrates commitment to community involvement.
  • Extraordinary individual job performance.
  • Positive on-the-job attitude.

You do not have to be a Clerk to submit a nomination.  Nominations will be accepted and encouraged from Mayors, Supervisors, Presidents, Managers, Council Members, Board Members, Staff, etc.

Submissions must be mailed by June 1, 2017 to John Phelps, NCAMC, 308 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 or via email to  The Clerk of the Year Nomination Form is available on the NCAMC website,

Prior "Clerk of the Year" recipients and NCAMC Officers are not eligible to receive the award.

Sylvia Holleman, Town of Wrightsville Beach, NCAMC 2017 Clerk of the Year

2017 Clerk of the Year

The North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks chose Town of Wrightsville Beach Clerk, Sylvia Holleman, as the 2017 Clerk of the Year. Sylvia accepted the award at the association’s Summary Academy in Atlantic Beach.

Sylvia has 26 years of municipal service, 15 years active service in the NCAMC and has served on the Membership, Nominating, Legacy and Site Selection Committees. She was the first clerk to be featured on the NCAMC website’s “Clerk Spotlight.”

Sylvia coordinated a local Town Hall Day in Wrightsville Beach and invited citizens to not only meet their local officials, but town employees and local businesses. She also created a community cookbook with recipes from town employees. Sylvia has been a steady force for local baseball teams keeping baseball scorebooks since 1999 for both school and travel teams. She has served on the New Hanover Human Relations Committee, served as treasurer of the Friends of Human Relations Committee and is an active member in her church, First Baptist Church of Delco.

She is the “go-to” person for those who come to Town Hall because of relationships she has built over the years. She is revered by staff, the Board and residents.

Congratulations to Sylvia Holleman!

Past Clerks of the Year

Year Name Title Municipality
2016 Betsey Richardson, MMC, NCCMC  City Clerk City of Greensboro
2015 Carmen K. Miracle, MMC, NCCMC City Clerk City of Jacksonville 
2014 Dora Moore, MMC, NCCMC Town Clerk Town of Rural Hall
2013 Jennifer Larson, CMC, NCCMC Town Clerk Town of Fairmont 
2012 Sue Rowland, MMC Retired Town Clerk Town of Cary  
2011 Angela G. Stadler, CMC, NCCMC City Clerk City of Reidsville