The 2018 Clerk of the Year is awarded to Dianna Mell with the City of Townsend. A dedicated 41-year career to her community started out with a job through the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) in 1977. Acknowledging her work ethic and job commitment to various tasks such as mowing lawns and other maintenance duties, she was transitioned to assist with the City office staff with administration duties, eventually being promoted to City Clerk. As City Clerk, she has served under 6 different mayors.
Our recipient is described as a committed, hard-working individual in all responsibilities of the City Clerk position. One who has spent many selfless hours at City Council meetings, budget meetings, and is most giving of her time, volunteering many hours helping to organize the annual Christmas stroll and Christmas Connection in addition to many other community functions over the years. Her dedication has been valued and respected.