MAEVE GRIMES SELECTED AS NEW CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK
Maeve Kennedy Grimes is Clatsop County’s new county clerk, County Manager Duane Cole announced Wednesday.
Grimes, who currently works as victims services coordinator for the Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office, will begin her new duties Aug. 1.
Grimes will replace Cathie Garber, who took a position as assistant elections supervisor for Clark County, Washington. Jan Coleman, former Yamhill County Clerk, was appointed to head the department on an interim basis.
“This is a great opportunity to use my educational background and management skills, and work with a good crew of dedicated employees at the county clerk’s office,” Grimes said.
Grimes joined Clatsop County in 2007 as a trial assistant with the District Attorney’s Office, then in 2010 was named victims services coordinator, in which role she assisted crime victims, informed them of their rights and events related to their cases and performed advocacy duties.
Prior to coming to Clatsop County, Grimes worked in Ireland on rural transportation planning. She has also served as a records manager and deputy city clerk with the City of Santa Barbara, Calif. She has a bachelor degree from the University of California-Santa Barbara and master’s degree in public administration from California Lutheran University.
“We’re pleased to have been able to find a capable candidate for the clerk’s position from within our own ranks,” County Manager Cole said. “Maeve comes highly recommended, and we’re sure she will maintain the high level of service our clerk’s office provides.”
The county clerk is the record-keeper for the county and administers public records, archives, legal recordings, passports and marriage licenses. The office also oversees elections and voter registration, and coordinates property tax appeals.
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