Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The City & Borough of Juneau announced on Friday that the CBJ Municipal Clerk Beth McEwen is the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks’ 2023 Clerk of the Year. The award was announced at the annual AAMC banquet on Dec. 5.
The award cited McEwen’s “dedication to the municipality, her willingness to dive deep to find answers, and determination to keep the wheels of government turning.”
The citation went on to acknowledge McEwen’s extensive knowledge of government and local issues, including the ability to stay deeply informed on a wide variety of topics before the Assembly and the voters and a granular knowledge of meeting procedures. McEwen was also recognized for her dedication to local elections and her commitment to ensuring that every CBJ voter has access to voting.
The AAMC Clerk of the Year award, established in 2000, recognizes an outstanding clerk for their commitment and contributions to the profession, to the improvement of municipal government in Alaska and their home community, and to the quality of life in the community in which they serve.
McEwen was appointed Municipal Clerk in 2018 and has been part of the City Clerk’s Office for 23 years. She celebrated 25 years of service with CBJ earlier this year.
McEwen is the AAMC’s education director and holds the Master Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
City Manager Katie Koester said that the Assembly is very proud of her.
“She’s not only the anchor of the Assembly that keeps everything organized and keeps the body moving, but she’s also a defender of democracy and public process,” she said. “She makes sure that the public has everything it needs to be informed.”