Sanibel City Clerk Pamela Smith was named the winner of the Robert N. Clark Memorial Award by the Florida Association of City Clerks (FACC) at their business luncheon on June 10.
The award is presented by the FACC to recognize and honor a municipal clerk who significantly has promoted and advanced the ideas and goals of the profession by actively participating in the improvements of municipal government
in the state and local community. It is the highest professional award granted by the association.
The nomination for this prestigious award noted "her ability
to empower others, her gift to inspire, and her contributions both personally and professionally makes her FACC's heart and soul and most deserving of this award."
FACC president Lori McWilliams made the presentation.
Smith has been an active participant of the FACC for 13 years and has served the association in executive positions as district director, second and first vice president
and as president. She also is an active participant with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) serving as vice chair of the mentoring committee. Smith
also serves as the FAAC mentoring committee chair.
Smith, who holds the Master Municipal Clerk designation, is the FACC "City Clerk of the Year" for 2006, participated in the IIMC International Exchange Program in 2009 and received IIMC's highest honor, the Quill Award, in 2009.