Sherry Biggs has been a Deputy Clerk for the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the last five years and in her position prides herself in always knowing what is scheduled for an Assembly meeting.
Last week however, Biggs was lost when Assembly President Pete Sprague moved a Resolution of Commendation that was not on her copy of the agenda, "It's not very often they can pull the wool over my eyes, so I was certainly taken aback," admitted Biggs. The cause for the resolution was to officially recognize Deputy Clerk Biggs' election to the office of President of the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks (AAMC). Ms. Biggs is one of only three Deputy Clerks ever elected to the Association's Executive Board, "This honor demonstrates that Ms. Biggs has earned the trust, confidence and high esteem of her peers across the state of Alaska," said Sprague.
Biggs was sworn in as President of AAMC February 1st and will serve in that capacity until February 2004, "This is actually year three of a four year commitment to the AAMC as they will keep me around another year as immediate past president and I will also serve on the executive board during that year as well," said Biggs. The AAMC is a membership organization that serves municipalities that range in size from the City of Anchorage with some 300,000 people, to villages with less than 90 residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide continued education to municipal clerks and assist in certifying new clerks throughout the state, "We have a great support network, we produce a clerk's handbook, and the organization itself offers scholarships to high school students and also scholarships for our member clerks to attend the Northwest Institute at Seattle University each year," said Biggs.
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