Clerk Mentor Program


The Iowa League of Cities Clerk Mentor Program matches experienced city clerks (mentors) with new or less experienced clerks (mentees) who feel they need a little extra guidance. The League’s clerk mentors are willing to share their skills, knowledge, and experiences to help set up mentees for success in the city clerk profession.
Depending on the assistance needed, mentoring can occur over the phone, via email, and when necessary in person.

Mentors Role

Mentors answer questions related to ordinances, resolutions, budgets, minutes, tips of best practices, and other functions of the job by answering technical questions and describing procedures. In addition, mentors provide moral support and encouragement, and introduce their mentees to others in the profession at meetings and conferences.

Mentor Requirements

A minimum of three years experience as a city clerk, and serving as a city clerk within the last five years is required to become a mentor in the program. In addition, at least 15 hours of approved continuing education over the last year is required.

Mentee’s Role

A mentee should exhibit a strong desire to learn new skills and further develop existing skills and abilities. A mentee determines the guidance she or he needs and takes initiative to ask for help or advice when appropriate.

To become a mentor or for assistance to be connected with a clerk mentor, call 515.244.7282 or email the Iowa League of Cities mailbox@iowaleague.org.

Mentor Map
Northwest NortheastSoutheast Central South Central Southwest
Algona:
Barbara A. Smith
Charles City:
Trudy O’Donnell
Atkins:
Kelly Groskurth
Ames:
Diane Voss
Blakesburg:
Jane Underwood
Atlantic:
Barb Barrick
Forest City:
Daisy Huffman
Decorah:
Wanda Hemesath
DeWitt:
Deanna Rekemeyer
Ankeny:
Denise Hoy
Humeston:
Courtney Peasley
Carroll:
Laura Schaefer
Galva:
Anita Brandt
Dubuque:
Trish Gleason
Durant:
Deana Cavin
Boone:
Ondrea Elmquist
Murray:
Denise Arnold
Harlan:
Jane Smith
Rolfe:
Angela Montag
Earlville:
Linda Gaul
Fairfax:
Cynthia K. Stimson
Colfax:
Nancy Earles
Manning:
Dawn Meyer
Gilbertville:
Teresa Adamson
Hiawatha:
Cindy Kudrna
Oakland:
Marissa Lockwood
La Porte City:
Jane Whittlesey
Hiawatha:
Kim Downs
Latimer:
Melissa Simmons
Monticello:
Sally Hinrichsen
Strawberry Point:
Ashley Jasper
Wayland:
Beverly Conrad
Walker:
Connie Helms



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