Cedartown, Ga. – May 17, 2017: Chances are, if you’ve been to Cedartown City Hall for whatever reason, you’ve seen or spoken with City Clerk Carol Crawford.
Cedartown recently joined other cities across the nation to recognize and congratulate city clerks — but they wanted to give a little extra attention to one of their own. They presented Crawford with a special plaque commemorating the Municipal Clerks Week official proclamation.
City Commissioner Dale Tuck read the proclamation and City Manager Bill Fann presented Crawford with the plaque.
The proclamation reads in part:
Whereas, The Office of the Municipal Clerk, a time honored and vital part of local government exists throughout the world, and
Whereas, The Office of the Municipal Clerk is the oldest among public servants, and
Whereas, The Office of the Municipal Clerk provides the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels, and
Whereas, Municipal Clerks have pledged to be ever mindful of their neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all.
Whereas, The Municipal Clerk serves as the information center on functions of local government and community.
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, provincial, county and international professional organizations.
Whereas, It is most appropriate that we recognize the accomplishments of the Office of the Municipal Clerk.
We further extend appreciation to our Municipal Clerk Carol Crawford and to all Municipal Clerks for the vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.
Crawford was hired full time as secretary to the city manager 23 years ago and has been working at Cedartown City Hall ever since. She serves as secretary to the City Commission on an as-needed basis, but also takes care of a wide variety of administrative duties and is often called upon to offer management support to the City Manager and Commission. She also serves on various boards and commissions as appointed.
“As the secretary to the City Commission, the official custodian of all city records, and the department manager to administrative employees, Carol has her hands full but she always maintains a positive attitude. That makes her a great mentor for young employees,” said City Manager Bill Fann. “The City Commissioners love Carol because she is so efficient in handling their scheduling and she is very highly regarded among her peers. She is the hub of the organization as a good City Clerk should be.”
She and her husband, Jim, live in Cedartown. She has two daughters, one step-daughter and one step-son.