Vinton Town Clerk and Executive Assistant Susan Johnson was recognized by Vinton Town Council at its meeting on July 18 for completing all the requirements to become a Certified Municipal Clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).
She was notified of her CMC Designation on June 6.
Mayor Brad Grose presented her a plaque with her new certification and remarked that the town and council are proud of her achievement and grateful for her service to the town. He commented that Johnson is known for her love for the town and “for people in general.”
To earn the CMC designation, Johnson completed 60 education points consisting of 110 hours of IIMC approved course work and credit for her AAS Degree. She also completed 50 experience points consisting of her work experience, attendance at regional and state conferences, and serving on a Virginia Municipal Clerks Association (VMCA) Committee.
Johnson has served the town since July 2011. Prior to coming to Vinton, from 1995 to 2007, she served as administrative office associate and then as the Executive Services coordinator/clerk for the City of Martinsville.
She has accrued 21 years of experience in the legal field spending 17 years with a private law firm in Martinsville and four years with the City of Roanoke Attorney’s Office.
Johnson is a member of the International Municipal Clerks Association and the Virginia Municipal Clerks Association.
She also serves Vinton on the Vinton Needy Family Board and is very active in her local church– Fincastle Baptist.
With her at the meeting to accept the recognition were her husband Donnie Johnson, who is risk manager for the City of Salem, her daughter Cora Beth Akers, son-in-law Curtis Akers, her grandsons Klayton and Harrison, and her mother Joy Nickelston. Klayton led council and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting.