The City of Turlock appointed new City Clerk, Kellie Weaver, on Tuesday and recognized the hard work and dedication of outgoing City Clerk, Rhonda Greenlee, who is retiring as her official last day is December 29, 2011.
Kellie Weaver, who has been serving as Deputy City Clerk for the last 12 months, was appointed to replace retiring City Clerk Rhonda Greenlee by Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden and will receive a salary starting at the first step of a 5 step salary range of $9,295/month – $11,298/month. Kellie Weaver began her career with the City of Turlock in August of 1983.
Weaver was sworn in by Greenlee at the beginning of the December 13, 2011, Turlock City Council Meeting.
Weaver was very appreciative of the appointment to serve as City Clerk and thanked the Council and City Manager Roy Wasden for the opportunity. Weaver gave a special thank you to Rhonda Greenlee for her help over the last year as Deputy City Clerk.
"I am so thankful to her for her guidance and the mentoring that she has provided to me. There was nobody better than Rhonda and she’s the most amazing multi-tasker I have known,” said Weaver.
“I just wanted to tell you from the bottom of my heart thank you and you’ve prepared me well," said Weaver to Greenlee.
Weaver also thanked her family and acknowledged her faith as she explained how she had to continue working, while taking on extra duties as Deputy Clerk, and going back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree.
“I also, just because of my faith, I have to acknowledge and thank my Lord Jesus for helping me get through everything that I’ve got through,” stated Weaver.
Mayor Lazar presented Rhonda with a proclamation recognizing her 20 years of service to the City of Turlock, nearly 17 years of which she served as City Clerk. Lazar pointed out that Greenlee spent many weekends coming into the office to stay on top of the work that needed to be done.
"She’s probably one of the hardest working employees we’ve ever had in administrative services," stated Lazar.
Greenlee accepted the compliments and acknowledgements with off-and-on tears and only spoke briefly.
"It was a privilege to work in that job,” said Greenlee. “I enjoyed the people I worked with, not only the city staff, but the citizens I served as well."
Greenlee was also given a proclamation by the City Clerks Association of California (CCAC) for her service on the state board. Lorean Lopez, Central Division Chair of CCAC presented the proclamation stating, "As central division chair, we were blessed to have you serve on our board."
During her service on the CCAC board she held the position of treasurer from 2002 to 2010 and obtained the highest certification that a City Clerk can receive.
In 2002, Turlock voters changed the elected Turlock City Clerk position to an appointed position while the City Treasurer positioned remained an elected one. The City Clerk has direct contact with the City Council but is appointed and supervised by the City Manager. The City Clerk position is responsible for many duties including recording the minutes for the City Council meetings and other such meetings, ensuring agenda postings, overseeing public records requests, serving as a liaison between City Council and the public, serving as the Elections Official while supervising conduct of city elections, record keeping, administering oaths of office, and much more.