Significant achievement for Westlake's clerk of council

Rosenbaum, left, earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk. Presenting her with the certificate were fellow clerks Joan Kemper of Bay Village and Barbara Brooks of Avon. Photo by Tara Wendell

On Thursday, Nov. 3, Westlake’s clerk of council, Denise Rosenbaum, was awarded the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk, by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. This designation does not come easily. It requires the accumulation of many points of credit, obtained through attending seminars, institutes and conferences dedicated to the education of municipal clerks. Credit is also given for college courses, experience on the job and serving on association committees.

Denise joined the City in 1997 as assistant clerk and was appointed clerk of council in 2010. With this designation, Denise becomes the 100th Certified Municipal Clerk in the state. While the program can take some clerks two to three years to complete, Denise’s job duties often precluded her from attending events. She was dedicated to the pursuit, picking up credits over the course of seven years as her schedule allowed.

Her accomplishment was recognized by City Council during their Nov. 3 meeting, attended by members of Denise’s family and several colleagues. Denise was presented with her certificate and then took her seat behind a new nameplate, bearing the letters “CMC” after her name.

City Council President Michael Killeen congratulated her on behalf of council, saying, “Denise has spent an awful lot of time and effort over the last few years to do this. She’s very diligent in whatever she does and does a great job at it. The fact that she received this certificate as a professional is great but we always knew that Denise is number one.”

As a friend and colleague of Denise Rosenbaum, I offer my deepest and most sincere congratulations to her on this outstanding achievement. Having car pooled together for so many of the events, I know how important this has been to Denise, and how much of herself she has poured into receiving this designation. The members of Westlake City Council and the city’s residents are fortunate to have Denise as their clerk.

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Volume 8, Issue 22, Posted 10:19 AM, 11.15.2016