City Clerk Donna Kinville at a recent city council meeting where she was honored for receiving Master Municipal Clerk designation. From left: Tim Barritt, City Manager Kevin Dorn, Council Chair Helen Riehle, Kinville, Meaghan Emery, David Kaufman, Deputy City Manager Tom Hubbard and Tom Chittenden

City Clerk Earns Master Municpal Clerk Award

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Thursday September 27, 2018

South Burlington City Clerk Donna Kinville was recognized at the Sept. 17 city council meeting for receiving an award from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). Kinville, who has held the position of city clerk for 17 years, earned the title of Master Municipal Clerk, a designation granted to municipal clerks who complete education requirements and have a record of significant contributions to their local government, community and state.

“I am grateful to the city’s management staff and city council for recognizing how important education is,” said Kinville. “In the clerk’s world, the laws are always changing and without these educational courses, it is very easy to miss the subtle changes that can happen in our laws, especially elections.”

“I am honored to endorse the conferring of Master Municipal Clerk to Donna Kinville. We share your pride in this achievement and we applaud your support of the role Donna plays in your city,” said IIMC President Stephanie Carouthers Kelly.
Kinville noted that the effort to earn the designation took “many years and countless hours of education.” In addition, the process included professional development and leadership and organizational skill-building.

“A huge thank you to Laura and Deb, who covered the office while I attended these trainings, as I couldn’t have done this without them,” said Kinville. “It is my belief that we have the best clerk’s staff in the state.”