They are the often unseen recorders of City meetings, transactions, documents and history. Yet their vital contributions to municipal records keeping often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Perris City Councilmembers, however, know the important work performed by City Clerk Nancy Salazar and Assistant City Clerk Judy Haughney.
The City Council recognized the pair April 24 with a Proclamation in Support of Municipal Clerks Week, which takes place May 6 through May 12.
Salazar accepted the Proclamation but was quick to acknowledge Haughney, who has worked for the City for more than a decade, as her teacher and mentor. Salazar was first appointed to the position in 2013 and a year later, was elected to a four-year term as City Clerk.
“It has been an honor to serve as your City Clerk for the past five years,” Salazar said. “But I could not have done it without the help and support of Assistant City Clerk Judy Haughney. This award is for the both of us.”
City Council members praised Salazar and Haughney for their professionalism, can-do attitude and commitment to get the job done.
“You are a dynamic team,” said Mayor Michael Vargas.
Mayor Pro-Tem Malcolm Corona thanked Salazar for “being the consummate professional” and praised Haughney for “being so helpful” in her role as Assistant City Clerk.
City Councilwoman Tonya Burke called Salazar and Haughney the “dynamic duo of the City.” “You are a true team,” Burke said. “I truly appreciate the work you do for our City.” City Councilman David Starr Rabb echoed his colleagues’ sentiments: “Keep up the good work. You are much appreciated in the City.”