Understanding that the duties and responsibilities of the municipal clerk are ever changing, the Northeast Ohio Municipal Clerks Association (NEOMCA) was formed for the Clerks in the Northeast Ohio/Greater Cleveland area.
The NEOMCA provides an opportunity for municipal clerks to not only have a reference point when assistance is needed, the group also conducts meetings and educational sessions to keep members apprised of any current legislative or procedural changes relevant to the clerk's job. Many of the educational sessions are approved for credit by the International Institute for Municipal Clerks for those seeking Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) or Master Municipal Clerks (MMC) accreditation.
The NEOMCA membership is comprised of clerks with a varied amount of experience - some clerks newly appointed and others with up to 50 years of experience! This fantastic array of members benefits everyone ~ The less experienced clerks offer a different, fresh perspective and the more experienced clerks are able to share their knowledge, insight and years of professional experience.
If you have questions or inquiries on how to become a member or get more involved please contact us.
HISTORY OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERK EARLY BEGINNINGS
The Municipal Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector. The profession traces back before Biblical times. For example, the modern Hebrew translation of Town Clerk is "Mazkir Ha'ir" which literally translated, means city or town "Reminder." The early keepers of archives were often called "Remembrancers" and before writing came into use, their memory served as the public record.