Fayetteville City Clerk Sondra Smith and Deputy City Clerk Lisa Branson received awards and earned new designations at the Arkansas Municipal League’s 80th Convention held last week in Little Rock.
Smith was awarded the Adrian L. White Municipal Leadership Award, an honor given to municipal officials who have served with distinction and dedication to their cities and the Municipal League’s boards, councils, or committees for six years.
Smith, who has served as the city’s clerk and treasurer 11 years, was the 2013-2014 president of the Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders, and Treasurers Association. Through her tenure with ACCRTA, she has served on numerous committees, including the Scholarship, Mentor, Education, Membership Development, Nominations/Elections, Clerk of the Year, and Education Review Committees.
Branson, who recently earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, was designated as a Certified Arkansas Municipal Clerk by the Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders & Treasurers Association.
Branson has served in the Fayetteville office of the city clerk/treasurer for nine years, and is a member of The International Institute of Municipal Clerks and The Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders & Treasurers Association.