Leland Town Clerk Named N.C. Clerk of the Year

Sabrena Reinhardt, Leland Town Clerk and Administrative Manager, was recently chosen as 2020 Clerk of the Year by the North Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC).

The annual award honors outstanding clerks or deputy clerks throughout the state, who, among other qualities, demonstrate commitment to professional development and community involvement, exhibit an extraordinary job performance, and maintain a positive attitude in the workplace.

Leland Town Council with Town Clerk“Sabrena’s welcoming, can-do spirit thrives in the kind of culture the Town has cultivated, one that focuses on engagement, respect, service to others and maintaining a supportive work environment, among other principles,” said Assistant Town Manager Missy Rhodes, who nominated Reinhardt for the award. “And her dedication to her profession is evident in her continued pursuit of education, certification and involvement with her peers throughout North Carolina.”

Reinhardt has served as Leland’s Town Clerk and Administrative Manager for eight years. During that time, she earned a Certified Municipal Clerk designation and is one of approximately 70 out of 552 municipalities in North Carolina to have achieved a Master Certified Clerk designation.

To be eligible for the NCAMC Clerk of the Year award, nominees must be an active member of the NCAMC for at least four years and bring innovative ideas to the association.

Reinhardt, who is currently serving as District 3 Director for NCAMC's Board of Directors, has been involved with the organization for more than five years, volunteering to serve on a number of committees, including the education committee, in which she has helped share information on municipal practices and grow membership.

 “Within any municipality of any size, the clerk plays a vital role in daily operations and ensuring long-term success,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said. “My fellow Council members and I, as well as Town staff, already knew that Sabrena was an exceptional clerk. I am thrilled, though not at all surprised, that she is now getting statewide recognition. As North Carolina Clerk of the Year, she will be a stellar representative of both her field and the Town of Leland.”

Bozeman read a proclamation in recognition of Reinhardt’s achievement during Leland Town Council’s September regular meeting on Thursday, September 17.

Acknowledging clerks’ ‘vital role,’ Reinhardt said ongoing professional development and community involvement are essential to be an effective part of municipal operations.

“I am truly honored to be given this recognition amongst my fellow clerks,” she noted.