Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Town Clerk Donna Lent has been awarded Certification as Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) by the New York State Town Clerks Association for achieving its high educational, experience and participatory requirements. Ms. Lent has been serving as Brookhaven Town Clerk since January 2014 and is also a member of the New York State Town Clerks Association. She attained her designation as Regional Municipal Clerk through a combination of numerous hours of education and leadership in various professional and civic organizations. The statewide Certification Program was launched in 1997 in conjunction with the New York State Association of City and Village Clerks. The program aids Municipal Clerks in improving job performance and recognizes the professionalism of the Municipal Clerks office. Specific education and experience requirements must be achieved before this prestigious designation of Registered Municipal Clerk is awarded. Qualifications of applicants are reviewed and approved by the NYS Town Clerks Certification Committee.
Town Clerk Lent said, “It is an honor to receive the prestigious designation of Registered Municipal Clerk from the NYS Town Clerks Association. As a public servant, continuing education is vital to preforming my role. It is rewarding to have my hard work and dedication to my profession recognized.”
Founded in 1982, the New York State Town Clerks Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the professional development of Town Clerks across the state as administrative leaders. Membership offers Town Clerks and their Deputies encouragement, specialized assistance and continuing education relative to professional and personal improvement that will enhance their ability to serve their constituency. Nearly 900 of the 932 Towns in New York State are currently members. Over 40 RMC awards have been made in the past year.