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Rincon City Council observes Professional Municipal Clerks Week
Dulcia King
During Monday's Rincon City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Lee presents City Clerk Dulcia King a proclamation in observance of Professional Municipal Clerks Week (May 1-7). - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

RINCON — The Rincon City Council honored city clerks in the U.S., Canada and 15 other countries by issuing a proclamation in observance of Professional Municipal Clerks Week (May 1-7).

Unanimously adopted May 5, the proclamation extends appreciation to all municipal and deputy clerks for the services for which they provide their communities. Specifically, the proclamation cites that the clerk “serves as the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and the agencies of government at other levels.”

The proclamation also honors municipal and deputy clerks for “continually striving to improve the administration of their duties through the participation in education programs, seminars, workshops and annual meetings of their state, province, county and international professional organizations.”

Mayor Ken Lee presented the proclamation to City Clerk Dulcia King during Monday’s Rincon City Council meeting. 

“The Georgia Municipal Association, every year, recognizes our municipal city clerks,” Lee said. “That is a critical job within every city and they have a lot of responsibilities, a lot of duties. We are fortunate enough to have a very good city clerk here in the City of Rincon.”

King has served as Rincon’s city clerk since 2015 and recently received the prestigious certified public manager designation from the University of Georgia.

“Dulcia does a lot for us,” Lee said. “She is very much appreciated every week, not just (Professional Municipal Clerks Week).”

Professional Municipal Clerks Week was initiated in 1969 by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. It was endorsed by all of its members.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that officially declared Municipal Clerks Week the first full week of May. In 1994 and 1996, President Bill Clinton also signed proclamations confirming Municipal Clerks Week.