Rebecca van Deutekom will be Cape Coral’s New City Clerk
City Manager Carl Schwing has appointed Rebecca van Deutekom as Cape Coral’s new City Clerk. She will replace long-time City Clerk Bonnie Potter, who is retiring at the end of April after 35 years with the city.
Van Deutekom has been the executive assistant to the city manager since May 2007. She was a deputy town clerk for the Town of Estes Park, Colo., for 5 1/2 years and holds the professional designation as a certified municipal clerk issued by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
Van Deutekom and her husband, Mike, originally are from Louisiana. They moved to Estes Park, Colo., in 1984. In 2004, they decided to leave the cold winters of Estes and moved to Cape Coral. Her husband is a former police commander with the Town of Estes Park. After moving to Cape Coral, he took a position with the city’s Code Compliance Division in May 2005. The couple has two adult children — a son and a daughter.
Van Deutekom will be assisting on the dais for all City Council meetings beginning next week and will take over permanently upon Potter’s departure.