Metropolis clerk retiring after 40 years of employment with Metropolis – Lethbridge Herald


By Kalinowski, Tim on June 12, 2019.

Metropolis of Lethbridges Aleta Neufeld introduced her retirement as metropolis clerk, Monday afternoon on the metropolis council assembly, after 40 years of working for the Metropolis. Herald photograph by Greg Bobinec @GBobinecHerald

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald

tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com

Aleta Neufeld attended her last metropolis council assembly on Monday in her formal position as metropolis clerk.

Neufeld was given flowers and praised by Mayor Chris Spearman and Metropolis Supervisor Bramwell Pressure for her dutiful service to the Metropolis these previous 40 years, the final seven as clerk.

“Some individuals ask me, ‘What the heck is a metropolis clerk?’” Neufeld said throughout her farewell feedback to council. “In organizations we regularly hear the clerk is the heart beat of the company, and each municipality within the nation has one. No matter how finest to explain this position, what I do know at present is how a lot I’ve beloved being the town clerk.”

In Alberta, clerks manage council and metropolis committee conferences, advise councillors on finest practices for working conferences and assist phrase bylaws to satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Authorities Act. Clerks have signing powers to behave as guarantors that bylaws and resolutions handed by council are in accordance with the MGA and have been handed correctly by a democratic-majority vote of councillors.

The Metropolis Clerk additionally serves because the returning officer for municipal elections.

Neufeld stated what’s going to stand out for her in her time within the position is all of the individuals she has had the privilege of working with because the Metropolis of Lethbridge has expanded its use of know-how and webcasting to boost accountability, accessibility and transparency at public council conferences and inside municipal politics as an entire.

“To all of the great individuals I’ve had the chance to work with, particularly my workers over time, thanks,” she stated.

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