Welcome to the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks
Message from the President
Welcome to NCAMC!
Happy Fall to all my fellow clerks! I hope you all have enjoyed your summer and are ready for the changing of the leaves and the cooler temperatures. I am one that loves all seasons in their time. Seasons are a lot like our jobs in that they change over time, and you never really know what to expect! Just when you think things have settled down and gotten back to normal, a hurricane comes through and throws everything out of whack! As clerks, it is our job to be prepared for the “storms” and to help others who may not be ready for the changing of the seasons.
My theme for the 2023-24 year is WE ARE CHAMPIONS – Courageous, Honorable, Adaptable, Motivated, Perseverant, Innovative, Optimistic, Necessary, and Strategic. I feel like these are the characteristics of a clerk. It has been my experience that clerks are some of the most diversified of all employees. Even in larger municipalities, we are often tasked with responsibilities that cover several different departments. We are truly the “hub of the wheel” for our municipality. We are the connector of all the moving parts. Sometimes, that makes it difficult for us to be the “calm” in the storm, but we know we must push forward. We are chaos coordinators!
I want to encourage each of you to look for the champion inside of you. We have to push ourselves beyond the limits we set for ourselves in order to be the best that we can be. Remember, being a champion is not about the trophies on the wall or the titles you have won, “it’s the ability to rally a team together for a common goal. It’s the ability to clearly define a goal and achieve it.”
I look forward to a productive and successful year as your President!
Town of Ayden