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SPOTLIGHT: This clerk says a day in the life of a clerk is never predictable
The Town of Columbus was very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and outgoing clerk as Monica Greene working for them. Monica started her clerk career in 2006 on a part time basis with the City of Saluda after previously volunteering for the city during her high school years. She credits some of her clerking knowledge to now retired clerk Doris Marion who taught Monica all she knew before she retired in 2012 and then Monica became the full time clerk for the City of Saluda. However Monica’s thirst for knowledge and experience soon led her in another direction and in 2014 she left the City of Saluda to go to work for the Council of Governments as a Community Development Specialist where she managed various state and federally funded housing and infrastructure grants. This however did not fill the void that clerking left and in 2016 she was hired as the clerk for the Town of Columbus and this is where she is today. She states that: She has found that a day in the life of a clerk is never predictable, which is one of my favorite things about my profession.
During her clerking career Monica obtained her CMC in 2012 and just recently her MMC in 2018 and she says that had it not been for the educational grants offered by Local Government Federal Credit Union and IIMC this would have not been possible for her to do. She says she strongly encourages everyone to apply for these grants.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time hiking the mountains, waterfall searching, kayaking, and craft beer tasting with her husband Josh and their adorable lab mix rescue dogs Luca and Roki. She is also an aspiring food blogger because creating delicious food to share with the people she loves is one of her life’s passions and she wants everyone to know that they can create moments around their own table with good ingredients and a little guidance. She hopes to launch a food blog later this year so be on the lookout for it.
So next time you’re at a clerks conference see if you can find Monica her warm smile and friendly voice and sense of humor will always make you feel welcome.