house resolution no.99

Rep. Bollin offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare April 30-May 6, 2023, as Professional Municipal Clerks Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, There are professional municipal clerks serving towns, townships, villages, boroughs, and counties throughout Michigan, the United States, Canada, and thirteen other countries; and

Whereas, Professional Municipal Clerks Week was first declared in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation dedicating the first full week of May as a time to recognize the essential role municipal clerks play in local government; and

Whereas, The office of the municipal clerk, is a long-established and essential unit of local government which exists throughout many nations throughout the world; and

Whereas, The office of the municipal clerk is the longest serving profession among public servants; and

Whereas, It provides the professional and accessible link between citizenry, local governing bodies, and government agencies; and

Whereas, The municipal clerk serves as the information center on functions of local government units and the wider community; and

Whereas, Municipal clerks have pledged to be ever mindful of their neutrality and impartiality, rendering service to all; and

Whereas, Municipal clerks continually strive to improve the administration of the affairs of the office of the municipal clerk through participation in education programs, seminars, workshops, and the annual meetings of their state, province, county, and international professional organizations; and

Whereas, The municipal clerk maintains and oversees the integrity of local, state, and national elections within the community ensuring that all residents have the opportunity to vote and that their vote will count; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 30-May 6, 2023, as Professional Municipal Clerks Week in the state of Michigan. We proclaim this week in recognition of the contributions of the office of the municipal clerk in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That we extend our deepest appreciation to our municipal clerks for the vital services they perform and the exemplary dedication to the communities they serve.