Rocky River Municipal Clerk of Court Candidate: Jeanne Gallagher

Can you name your Clerk of Court? Many residents are unaware of who they are and what they do. Many municipalities have appointed Clerks but the Rocky River Clerk of Court is an elected position.

I am currently serving the citizens of Cuyahoga County as an assistant bailiff in the courtroom of the Honorable Judge Kristin W. Sweeney. It is in this capacity that I have learned just how vital the Clerk position is to the operation of the Court. A wrong order could result in garnishment of wages or liens on property or assets. Untimely-filed documents could result in dismissals of important cases. These are issues that most don’t think about until it directly affects them. These are issues that are important to me.

I want to be a Clerk that makes your experience with the Court as simple and painless as possible. I want to be trusted to process and archive all Court records in accordance with the requirements established by the Supreme Court of Ohio. The citizens must trust me to be fiscally responsible to the communities.

I am inspired by the constant changing of technology. I would like to research available grants and funding for smartphone applications that put court information at your fingertips as well as payment options using the swiping of a card immediately when issued your ticket. Someone that receives a waiverable ticket can pay it instantly and keep moving.

Lastly I want to be visible. I want the citizens to know who I am. I want them to see me throughout the year making an impact in these communities, volunteering my time and services and giving back. Sharing in the concerns and helping in the improvements for all the residents and users of the court is my inspiration.

– Jeanne Gallagher

[Rocky River Municipal Court serves Bay Village, Westlake, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and the Metroparks.]

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Volume 5, Issue 19, Posted 10:13 AM, 09.17.2013