Quantity Just one: Daina Dale (holding plaque) and her Harvey Cedars ‘family.’ Front row: Commissioner John M. Imperiale, Dale’s husband Michael Forgione, Terry Vosseller, Anna Grimste and Judy Gerkens. Back again Row: Mary Pat Brearley, Law enforcement Main Robert Burnaford, Mayor Jonathan Oldham and Commissioner Paul Rice. (Courtesy Harvey Cedars Borough)
When Daina Dale attended the recent Municipal Clerks’ Affiliation of New Jersey conference, she had no concept of the honor about to bestowed upon her. The Harvey Cedars borough clerk was named the association’s “Municipal Clerk of the Calendar year.”
“I felt honored, humbled and a minimal teary,” she mentioned. “The only folks who knew about this was the association’s government board. They presented it to me at the enterprise conference.”
According to its website, the targets of the association “are to market education and learning and teaching in the Municipal Clerks’ sector, a improved comprehension of the official responsibilities and obligation of its users, and insofar as probable to established up uniform strategies of procedures in New Jersey municipalities.”
Dale, 62, began her career with the borough in 1995 when she was employed as secretary to the general public is effective office.
“I was the department’s first secretary,” she mentioned. “A little later on on, Judy (then-deputy mayor Judy Gerkens) had recommended that I just take classes on the way to one particular day starting to be borough clerk. I guess she noticed some potential in me.”
Dale turned borough clerk in 2001, changing Gloria Shannon when Shannon retired.
“What I like most is currently being there for the folks in city, to aid them fill out sorts or response any issues,” she claimed.
Like just about every other city, Harvey Cedars had to adapt to protocols from COVID-19. Beginning in mid-March by most of June 2020, borough hall was open up only for workers.
“It felt odd getting there but not getting any folks arrive in,” stated Dale. “We’re all glad that now factors are pretty a great deal back again to usual.”
Mayor Jonathan Oldham reported Dale “was pretty deserving of the award.” “She is normally pleasurable in dealing with the public,” he explained. “Daina is optimistic and upbeat. And extremely clever, much too. If problems come up, she is brief to come up with options.” —E.E.