Rebecca Burleson, who is the assistant to the Signal Hill city manager and a deputy city clerk, was awarded the City Clerk of the Year award by the City Clerks Association of California on April 25 at the organization’s 40th annual conference in Long Beach.
The City Clerks Association was founded in 1977 with a mission of promoting the profession of city clerks through education, support and communication.
“She is conscientious, well organized, and trustworthy,” said Signal Hill City Clerk Kathee Pacheco. “These hallmarks have enabled the city clerk’s office to retain the general public’s trust in the City’s municipal election process.”
Long Beach City Prosecutor Douglas Haubert said, “What I learned is that Ms. Burleson has the experience to handle important tasks expertly, but all the flexibility and capability to undertake just about any city-related assignment given to her. Such skills are especially important in the current environment in which cities find themselves, where cities rely heavily on those who can roll up their sleeves and get the job done, regardless of the job needed.”
Burleson worked as deputy city clerk for the City of Long Beach from 1999 to 2007 and for the City of Signal Hill from 1988 to 1999 and from 2007 to the present. She also served as interim city clerk for the City of Long Beach from 1992 to 1994.
Burleson’s deputy city clerk duties include administering the City of Signal Hill’s location municipal elections, having managed a total of 14 elections between Signal Hill and Long Beach. She also prepares and administers the city clerk’s department budget, including the election budget. She is responsible for the City’s records-management system, the City Council’s and Successor Agency’s agendas and materials, Council and Commission compliance with FPCC regulations, all public-records requests, the City’s website and supervising city-wide clerical standards.
Burleson is a certified municipal clerk and a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, City Clerks Association of California, Southern California City Clerks Association and California Association of Clerks and Elected Officials.
Source: City of SH