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City Recorder/Human Resources/Social Media Manager

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The City Recorder / Human Resources Manager performs professional administrative and analytical duties supporting the activities of the City Manager, Mayor, City Council, Boards, Committee's and Commission; acts as Records Manager and serves as the City's Election Officer.  She acts as a "hub" for many of the departments providing project research, procedural support for preparation of staff reports, ordinances, resolutions, and oversees the Council packet agenda twice monthly, as well as the public notification process. Other areas of responsibility include processing liquor license applications, gaming licenses, public  records requests and general public information.  The Recorder acts as a compliance officer for federal, state and local statutes, including Oregon Public Meetings Law, Oregon Public Records Law, Oregon Ethics Laws and Oregon and local elections laws. The City Recorder serves as a member of the Management Team and works closely with the City Manager, Deputy City Recorder, and the Department Heads. 

As the Human Resources Manager she directs the personnel benefits and support services programs; assisting with policy activities, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, employee orientation and services.  City of Sutherlin's City Recorder and  Human Resources Manager, is Debbie Hamilton, CMC. (Certified Municipal Clerk)  Hamilton was appointed City Recorder/HR Manager on June 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment she worked as Deputy City Recorder for 12 years.  She started with the City in October 1993 as a Utility Billing Specialist. She has been a member of Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks since 2001.  Hamilton was elected to 2nd Vice-President of OAMR in September 2015, and is currently serving as First Vice President for 2016-17.

Hamilton has also managed the City's Website since it's inception in 2005, as well as other social media for the City such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can contact Hamilton at (541) 459-2856 ext. 207 - Monday through Friday 8am-5pm or email her at  In her absence please contact City Manager, Jerry Gillham, at ext. 223 or Deputy City Recorder, Diane Harris, at ext. 208.

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