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Award bestowed by Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (August 6, 2018) – Tamra Reidhead, Deputy Clerk for the City of Show Low, was named “2018 AMCA Deputy Clerk of the Year” by the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association at the organization’s annual conference held July 24 in Fountain Hills. Reidhead’s efforts as deputy clerk were lauded by AMCA President and Yuma City Clerk Lynda Bushong. Among Reidhead’s many accomplishments, her knowledge and expertise in records management and council procedures, as well as her willingness to assist with special projects, were singled out as exemplary. President Bushong further acknowledged her “consistent display of initiative, helpfulness to others, organizational skills, professionalism and innovative ideas,” as a city employee and as an AMCA member. Reidhead has served as chair and member of AMCA’s membership/mentoring committee for many years.
President Bushong recognized Reidhead for “upholding the objectives and the profession of municipal clerk to its highest standards.” The Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association, with more than 200 members, is comprised of clerks, deputy and assistant clerks, records clerks and associated employees working in the clerk’s offices of local city and county governments and special districts. The prestigious award is chosen by the AMCA Board through a nomination and vetting process and bestowed on the candidate deemed the most deserving.
Reidhead was hired by the city as Assistant to the City Clerk in 2003 and was promoted to Deputy City Clerk in 2007. She is an active member of the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. From the latter organization, she earned designations as Certified Municipal Clerk in 2006 and Master Municipal Clerk six years later. Both designations require attaining a combination of continuing education and experience in municipal clerk practices. She is also a Certified Municipal Election Official.
Show Low City Clerk Ann Kurasaki added her congratulations and said, “Tamra’s distinguished service to the City Council, citizens, city staff, and our AMCA peers warrants this well-deserved award. She’s an exceptional, dedicated public servant and I’m so pleased her efforts have been recognized.”