Chatham’s Clerk to the Board of Commissioners Lindsay Ray earns state certification

Pittsboro, NC –  In January 2016, Chatham County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners Lindsay K. Ray  successfully earned the designation of North Carolina Certified County Clerk, one of 11 clerks in the state to earn the designation in 2016.

Chatham County Commission Chairman James Crawford congratulates Clerk to the Board of Commissioners Lindsay K. Ray for her achievement in earning the designation of North Carolina Certified County Clerk. The certification requires many hours of training and final exam through the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Chatham County Commission Chairman James Crawford congratulates Clerk to the Board of Commissioners Lindsay K. Ray for her achievement in earning the designation of North Carolina Certified County Clerk.

The certification required extensive coursework over the past two years through the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“Lindsay has worked very hard to complete all the work required and yet continued to perform her job at an extraordinary level,” said County Manager Renee Paschal. “The coursework is not easy.  It involves complex legal issues, such as public records and open meetings law requirements, as well as the many other routine duties of clerks.”

Clerks must complete the Municipal and County Administration Course, a 28-day program that touches on all aspects of county government, including budgeting, purchasing, zoning, tax collection and assessment as well as supervisory training and employee relations. It also provides an overview of the legal framework, organization and services, and interrelations among different functions.

The other requirement is successful completion of the School of Government’s Clerk Certification Program, which concludes with a required examination. Clerks must be recertified every three years.

Ray was first appointed Chatham County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners in January of 2014.