NEWTON GROVE — Amanda Turner was recently honored by Mayor Gerald Darden and the town board for her administrative accomplishments.
During a Monday meeting, it was announced that Turner received certification through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). Her involvement in the program makes her a Certified Municipal Clerk.
“Amanda has accomplished something that a lot of clerks have never done,” Darden said.
IIMC is a nonprofit association that promotes continuing education and certification for participants.Turner attended the University of North Carolina School of Government for several weeks to complete the program. Through the Clerks Certification Institute, participants learn about subjects such as open meeting laws and quasi-judicial proceedings
The commission applauded Turner for her work, which includes many tasks for the town. With a limited tax base, the town is only allowed to hire a few employees. Currently, there’s two full-time employees and one part-time position. Some of Turner’s duties include tax billing, collections, assisting with meetings and other general issues for the town. She also serves as the town’s finance officer and works with Assistant Clerk Wendy Giddens.
“I’m very excited and happy about the certification,” Turner said after receiving the award.
November will mark the Newton Grove’s native seventh year serving the residents and town leaders.