March 20, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

City Clerk Earns Top State Honor

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Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin was named 2012 Outstanding City Clerk by the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association (MoCCFOA). Cirtin has been a member of MoCCFOA since 1986 and has served in nearly every capacity in the organization, including past-President.She has been the City Clerk since 1993 and has designations of certified municipal clerk, master municipal clerk, and Missouri professional city clerk.
Mayor Pro Tem Bob Stephens attended the banquet where Cirtin was honored.

"As many of her municipal clerk colleagues expressed that night, this award is well-deserved and very timely as she is soon to be installed as president of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, bringing even more positive publicity to our city," Stephens said. "It was an honor to be a part of her special night."

In the Springfield community, she actively participates in the United Way campaign and is involved in the annual Day of Caring. She has served on the Board of The Victim Center and served on its Executive Committee for two years. She also serves as an advisor for Leadership Springfield and was selected one of the Springfield Business Journal's Twenty Most Influential Women of the Year in 2007.

In 2010, Cirtin was elected as Vice President of International Institution of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and will be installed as the organization's president in May 2012. She has served as the IIMC Region VII Director and, in 2009, received the prestigious Quill Award from that organization. The Quill Award is given to IIMC members who have made significant contributions to their community, state, peers, and the IIMC.

For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (mobile),

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