Letter from the President
– April 2017
“Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite books for many reasons. My mother-in-law presented my husband and I with a copy of the book at our wedding rehearsal dinner with a note placed inside to her first grandchild. Our son, Colton (age 6) enjoys reading it now. As I draft and submit my first official “Letter from the President”, I ponder all the places our Association will go this year…and years to come! I thank you for your confidence in me to be your President this year and I ask for your support and prayers as I transition into this new role.
I would like to take a moment to thank our immediate Past President Julie Bennett, Washington County Clerk to the Board. As I mentioned in Cleveland County, Julie lead our Clerk Family this past year with a smile and a great pair of high heels! Thank you again Julie for all your hard work and countless hours!
Please join me in thanking Cleveland County Deputy Clerk April Crotts for graciously hosting the 2017 Annual Conference. The LeGrand Center as well as the Earl Scruggs Center were both gorgeous facilities. Thank you April!
It was an honor to witness this year’s Howard Holly Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award recipient Kristen King, Franklin County Clerk to the Board! Kristen has been vital to our Association and she is certainty deserving of this honor. Congratulations Kristen!
Congratulations also to the new Executive Board members and those who continue to serve! I look forward to working with you all!
As we begin to plan for regionals and other upcoming continued education events, please share particular educational topics that you would like to see covered with our new Vice President Laura Williams, Moore County Clerk to the Board. As Vice President, Laura will serve as Chairman of the Program Committee.
Melissa Long, Pender County Clerk to the Board will be hosting the Eastern Regional Conference. We are still in need of hosts for the Piedmont and Western Regionals. Please let me know if you are interested.
As noted in an email dated April 10th, please respond to me by Thursday, April 13th with your interest in Committee Assignments for 2017-2018. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. It takes all of us to make our Association work and I am so grateful to be part of such a supportive network. Thank you for all you do to make our Association successful!
I pray everyone has a blessed Easter holiday and enjoys Spring break with your children. I will be taking a few days off to enjoy some lake time with my family.
Kimberly W. Hines, President
NC Association of County Clerks