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CLERK OF THE YEAR  


2022 Clerk of the Year Recipient

Gina Anderson, MMC

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Woodland

Gina is the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Woodland, where she has worked for over a quarter of a century! (26 years, to be exact.) Gina has also served on numerous WMCA committees for multiple terms. Most notably, Gina brilliantly performed her role as WMCA Treasurer since 2011!

Gina was nominated by retired WMCA member and former City of Woodland Clerk Treasurer Mari Ripp, who stated in her nomination, “Gina is friendly and personable and open to listen, mentor, and partner with anyone that wants or needs her. Gina is the glue that holds the city together and is the “go-to” person for the city. She can be counted on to complete any and all projects, is always positive, and has an impeccable work ethic.”

A co-worker of Gina’s says, “I have enjoyed serving as Gina’s colleague since 2015 and have been priveleged to learn from her. Not only has she been instrumental in helping me understand the intricacies of accounting from the standpoint of municipal government, but she has also served as an excellent example of impeccable character and consistent adherance to outstanding workplace ethics. She is a thorough and patient teacher and gladly shares credit for a job well done.”

In addition to excelling in her service and leadership to her jurisdiction and WMCA, Gina is extremely commited to ongoing professinal development. She regularly attends State conferences, Athenian Dialogues, and IIMC Conferences.

Gina generously shares her time and talents with her church and community. She was instrumental in the planning of the city’s centennial celebration, including the organization of a large community dinner and recognition of past mayors and executives.

Congratulations, Gina, and thank you for your selfless service to WMCA and your community. Your dedication and professionalism are an amazing representation of the Clerk profession!


Past Recipients

2022 - Gina Anderson, Woodland

2021 - Bonnie Wilkins, Des Moines

2020 - Alice Attwood, Tonasket

2019 - Deborah Estrada, Mercer Island

2018 - Christy O'Flaherty, Tukwila

2017 - Diana Quinn. Algona

2016 - Mari Ripp, Woodland

2015 - Dee Roberts, South Bend

2014 - Carol Etgen, Fife

2013 - Alice Bush, Lakewood

2012 - Ali Spietz, Mercer Island

2011 - Margo Tackett, Westport

2010 - Pam Kolacy, Port Townsend

2009 - Cheryl Proffitt-Schmidt, North Bend

2008 - Virginia Olsen, Mountlake Terrace

2007 - Terri Pfister, Spokane

2006 - Cindy Aldous, Marcus

2005 - Sharon Mattioli, Shoreline

2004 - Doris Sorum, Tacoma

2003 - Agnes Bennick, Yelm

2002 - Kelly Hennessey, Mill Creek

2001 - Roland Signett, Ferndale

2000 - Pam Olsen, Brewster

1999 - Diane Underwood, Cashmere

1998 - Linda Ruehle, Issaquah

1997 - Linda Alvar, Lynnwood

1996 - Margery Price, Kennewick

1995 - Mable Knowles, Waterville

1994 - Doris Schaible, Redmond

1993 - Marie O’Connell, Bellevue

1992 - Robin Wohlheuter, Auburn

1991 - Marie Jensen, Kent

1990 - Beverly Garvey,Prosser


Nomination Criteria

Not currently open.

Nomination Form

The criteria for the Clerk of the Year nomination include:

  • Nominees must be an Active member of WMCA (as defined in WMCA’s Bylaws).
  • In good standing (fully paid dues) for the preceding five consecutive years.
  • Anyone can make the nomination (elected official, supervisor, colleague, co-worker)
  • Members currently holding the office of President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Immediate Past President are not eligible for nomination.

The nominee must have made significant contributions or performed outstanding service to WMCA, to the profession of municipal clerk, and to his/her individual municipality in the following areas:

  • Leadership, organization, administration and communications.
  • Legislative and governing body procedures, records management, and public relations.
  • Outstanding service to WMCA, commitment to professional development and contribution to the clerk profession (time/length of service, service on WMCA committees, attendance at State conferences, attendance at other WMCA sanctioned training events, involvement in regional groups and/or IIMC committees).
  • Special projects, community activities, and volunteerism.

Nominations should be submitted in a confidential manner and in collaboration with the nominee’s elected officials, appointed officials, supervisor, or colleagues by including letter(s) of support.

The only WMCA members not eligible to be considered for nomination are those holding the office of President, President-Elect, Vice President and Past President. Don’t let this opportunity to recognize one of your peers pass you by!

The WMCA President selects the Clerk of the Year. The person who nominated the Clerk of the Year will be notified to determine how the recipients jurisdiction, as well as family/guest(s), will be provided the necessary information should they wish to attend the annual banquet.

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