City Clerk Receives Top Honors at Annual Conference

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Malibu City Clerk Lisa Pope

Malibu’s City Clerk Lisa Pope was named 2015 City Clerk of the Year by the City Clerks Association of California (CCAC) during a statewide conference held in Rohnert Park on April 23. 

Having served Malibu for nearly 20 years, Pope acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes, manages access to City records and has also conducted six municipal elections during her tenure. 

Pope played an integral role in banning smoking on beaches and the use of polystyrene foam in Malibu by researching, authoring and presenting ordinances that were later approved by the City Council.

“Lisa, we are so proud of this honor that you have been awarded. We can’t think of anybody more deserving. You do an amazing job for our City; we are so so appreciative,” Mayor Protem Laura Rosenthal said. 

Of the 18 clerks nominated for the award, Pope received 11 nominations for her active involvement with the CCAC. In almost 20 years, Pope held the CCAC presidency during the 2010-2011 term, was appointed to serve as a member of the League of California Cities Public Safety Policy Committee and also received the CCAC President’s Award of Distinction for Elections Management.

The CCAC lists 886 active members and an additional 188 retired/lifetime members throughout the 483 California municipalities, including Special Districts, Airport Authorities and other non-governmental agencies.

“Thank you so much for not only recognizing municipal clerks week, but also recognizing me,” Pope said. “It’s been a privilege working here for the past 20 years and I look forward to many more.”