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!
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
Applications due by Friday, January 27, 2023
The criteria for the Clerk of the Year nomination include:
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:
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.