LEWISTON — City Clerk Kathy Montejo was recently honored with the 2017 President’s Award from the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association.
In a news release Thursday, Lisa Goodwin, president of the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association, called Montejo “a champion of the office of municipal clerk and a role model for clerks throughout Maine.”
“Kathy displays a tireless dedication and service to both her community and to the clerk profession,” Goodwin said.
Montejo has been city clerk and registrar of voters in Lewiston since 1999, and she’s no stranger to awards in her field.
According to the news release, Montejo was the 2000 Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association Municipal Clerk of the Year and the 2011 recipient of the MTCCA Ethelyn Stuart Marthia Memorial Award.
In 2000, she was also presented with the Lorraine M. Fleury Award for Excellence in Election Administration by the secretary of state.
Montejo is a 2007 nationally certified “master municipal clerk,” one of only a few such certified clerks in Maine, among other notable designations.
Goodwin said Montejo’s dedication to the field “is evident through her responsibilities with the Legislative Policy Committee that include providing insight on how the Maine clerks stand on any given issue. Kathy approaches every issue thoroughly and thoughtfully. She is a very dedicated instructor for the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association. The association is very fortunate to have Kathy as she takes care of many details and tasks that often go unnoticed.”
City Administrator Ed Barrett added, “The city of Lewiston is proud of our award-winning city clerk. Kathy has received virtually every award available to clerks in Maine, all of which recognized her outstanding service to our elected officials and citizens.”
Montejo graduated from the University of Maine in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration, with a minor in public relations. She also graduated from the New England Municipal Clerks Institute in 1997.
Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo