The City of Richardson City Council has appointed Aimee Nemer to fill Richardson’s vacant city secretary post. Nemer currently serves as city secretary for the City of Murphy, Texas. Her first day with the City of Richardson will be July 30, 2012.
Nemer’s appointment was made during a special called meeting held Monday evening before the City Council’s regularly scheduled worksession.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee to this very important role in our community,” said Richardson Mayor Bob Townsend. “She is a leader in the municipal clerk field, and we are excited to have such a highly trained and experienced person to fill this position.”
Nemer is a certified municipal clerk and has served as city secretary for the City of Murphy since November 2004. She is a past president of the Lone Star Municipal Clerks Association (LSMCA) and is an active member of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association (TMCA), North Texas Municipal Clerks Association (NTMCA), and International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).
“I am looking forward to becoming part of the Richardson team,” said Nemer. “Richardson has an incredible reputation in Texas for being an open, progressive, and responsive organization, and I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Nemer’s selection comes after a two month search to fill the office that has been vacant since Richardson’s former city secretary retired on April 30, 2012. She is certified through the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification program at the University of North Texas, and is one of only 19 clerks/city secretaries in Texas to hold a master municipal clerk certificate through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
As Richardson’s city secretary, Nemer will serve as the official clerk for the Richardson City Council. The office certifies the authenticity of records, reviews City Council agenda items for completeness, prepares minutes, and maintains the City’s legislative history. The post is also the election official for Richardson and oversees the administration of municipal elections to ensure compliance with all applicable election laws and policies and ensure municipal elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner. Richardson’s City Secretary’s Office also coordinates the records management program and monitors the off-site records storage center. The records management program provides for the identification, maintenance, retention, security, disposition and preservation of city records.
Aimee Nemer lives in Wylie with her husband and twin boys who are 11. They also have three older children and two grandchildren.