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.