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Appointed Vs. Elected Clerks: Which is Better?

ballot for elected officialRecently on our LinkedIn Group, The City Clerk Café, someone posed the question, “Which is better – elected or appointed clerks?” and asked for feedback regarding how their city clerk positions are filled and what the pros and cons are of each.

We thought this brought up a great topic of debate and would like to share with you some of the benefits we (and fellow city clerks) came up with when it comes to both types of city officials.

Pros to Appointed Clerks

No campaign garbage. When a clerk is appointed, they don’t have to spend time campaigning and rallying, so there is no election mail, campaign flyers, and yard signs to produce, procure, and assemble just to end up in the landfill someday. Read more >

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Workplace Transition: How to greet a new employee, be a new employee, and deal with change

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Autumn is the season of change.  Coincidentally, it is also the time for elections, which for many elected officials means change within the workplace. If you are new to a position within the office, or if your office is awaiting a new employee, there are a variety of ways you can address the change so that the transition is as seamless as possible.

If you are the new person:

  • Get plenty of rest.  You will need to be well-rested so you are at the top of your game during the first transitional weeks.
  • Say hello.  A little introduction goes a long way.
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