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Sanibel honors city clerk upon her retirement

By CITY OF SANIBEL - | Nov 19, 2020


The city of Sanibel is recognizing the retirement of City Clerk Pamela Smith effective Nov. 13.

She commenced her employment with the city in December 1999 as executive assistant to the city manager and deputy city clerk. Smith was promoted to the position of city clerk in March 2005 after the electorate approved a charter amendment for a separate city clerk position. Through her tenure, she also held the position of emergency management coordinator from 1999-2001 and the city’s liaison to the Lee County Emergency Operation Center until 2014.

Smith obtained her associate’s degree in criminal justice in 2014 from Southwest Florida College and earned her Bachelor of Science in public service administration in 2016. She earned the professional designations of Certified Municipal Clerk in 1999 and Master Municipal Clerk in 2009.

Smith actively participates in the Florida Association of City Clerks and served as president from 2009-2010. She is also currently active with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and served as director of IIMC Region III from 2016-2019. Smith was elected in April as vice president of IIMC and will ascend to president in 2022.

She has received numerous professional awards during her career, including:

– 2006 Florida Cities of Excellence Awards — Clerk of the Year

– 2009 FACC Robert N. Clark Memorial Award

– 2009 IIMC Quill Award

– 2009-2010 First IIMC Exchange Clerk with Andries Knevel, Gennep, The Netherlands

– 2013 Laserfiche Excellence Award

On Nov. 3, Mayor Kevin Ruane and the Sanibel City Council recognized Smith’s retirement with the presentation of a proclamation and a Luc Century sculpture.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the city of Sanibel and its residents for 20-plus years,” she said.