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Washington Association of County Officials, 360-489-3044
The Washington State Association of County Clerks presented two Clerk of the Year Awards for 2020
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Association of County Clerks presented two Clerk of the Year awards at their June 2020 video conference. The association awarded Barb Miner of King County and Mike Killian of Franklin County the 2020 award. These prestigious awards were presented to two outstanding County Clerks for their significant contributions to improve the service of the Association through representation, service and training. “Their willingness to go beyond the call of duty was noticed by all,” explained Cowlitz County Clerk Staci Myklebust.
“Barb Miner was nominated for her willingness to serve the Association, all while managing the largest Clerk’s Office in the State,” said Myklebust, “Barb is one who consistently reads new court rulings, case law, legislative changes and identifies their impact on all of the counties within the state. From her research, we are all able to have a better understanding of the information and are better able to lead our respective offices.”
“Mike Killian was nominated for being a man of integrity who prescribes to the adherence of high professional ethics,” said Myklebust. Killian’s work to preserve the separation of the executive and judicial branch working in the courthouse was instrumental in a Washington Supreme Court ruling that determined the authority over county judicial records. In addition to serving on multiple committees for the association, Mike played an integral role in shaping and implementing the Odyssey caseload management system.
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