Milford city clerk elected to international board

MILFORD — Milford’s own city clerk has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), a nonprofit organization serving more than 15,000 members worldwide.

The announcement came for Master Municipal Clerk Teresa “Terri” Hudson, during the institute’s 73rd Annual Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, May 22. Ms. Hudson will represent Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia for a three-year term ending in May 2022.

After working in municipal government for 19 years, Ms. Hudson was appointed as Milford’s city clerk in July 1997. She has since opened communications between elected/appointed officials and the public by transforming to website-accessible paperless meeting packets. Over the years, she has assisted a number of clerks in their implementation of this process.

She also serves as the city’s FOIA Coordinator, committing to the highest degree of efficiency and transparency in the conduct of local government.

Ms. Hudson has worked with four city managers, four mayors and a diverse group of councilmembers in her tenure. A member of IIMC and the Delaware Municipal Clerks Association since 2000, and a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Municipal Clerks Institute, she was recognized as a certified municipal clerk in 2004. She became Delaware’s third Clerk to achieve the master of municipal clerk designation.

Ms. Hudson has served on three Region II Conference Committees, chair of the 2007 Conference, DMCA treasurer, secretary, vice president and president, and is an IIMC Mentor.

She focuses on education at all levels—new, advanced and seasoned Clerks. As Region II director, she wants to dialogue on matters that impact clerks and is a firm believer that we can each make a difference, but together, we become a powerful force.

Founded in 1947, IIMC is a professional nonprofit association with more than 14,000 members throughout North America and 12 other countries, representing municipalities with populations of 1,000 to more than 10 million. IIMC prepares its membership to meet the challenges of the diverse role of the Municipal Clerk by providing services and continuing professional development opportunities in 46 permanent college-and university-based learning centers. IIMC offers Municipal Clerks a Certified Municipal Clerk Program (CMC), a Master Municipal Clerk Academy (MMCA) Program and other opportunities to benefit members and the government entities they serve. A 26-member Board of Directors governs IIMC.

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