LEWISTON — City Clerk Kathleen M. Montejo was recently elected to the board of directors of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, a nonprofit organization with more than 15,000 members worldwide.

Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Montejo was sworn in during the group’s 76th Annual Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Her region is comprised of about 1,000 members representing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. She will serve a three-year term ending in May 2025.

Montejo has been the city clerk since January 1999. Previously, she was the city clerk for Bath and the town clerk for Woolwich. She has earned her certified municipal clerk and master municipal clerk designations and is an Athenian Leadership Society Fellow.

She has served on several of the institute’s committees, including membership, education, research and resource, and records management. She is Maine’s local election administrator representative to the federal U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Standards Board.

Montejo holds her lifetime certification as a certified clerk of Maine and is past state president of the Maine Town & City Clerks Association, for which she has served for over 25 years as an instructor for workshops including election administration, municipal law, business licensing and parliamentary procedure. She was the Maine municipal Clerk of the Year for 2000.

In 1991, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public management, with a minor in public relations, from the University of Maine and is a 1997 graduate of the New England Municipal Clerks Institute. She has her paralegal certificate from Boston University and is a notary public, a Dedimus Justice and a nationally registered parliamentarian.

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