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Co. Recorder Kathy Burke receives award for excellence
by Tribune Staff
Jul 25, 2011 | 1229 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Washoe County Recorder Kathy Burke
Washoe County Recorder Kathy Burke
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Linda S. Carter Award for Excellence in Government was presented to Washoe County Recorder Kathy Burke at the annual Conference of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) on July 16.

The Linda S. Carter award was established by NACRC in 2000 and named for a vibrant and energetic member who was serving as NACRC’s second vice president at the time of her death on Aug. 28, 2000. People such as Carter provide the strength of the organization and this award recognizes that type of service.

Burke is a proven leader at the local, state and national level. She currently is serving as NACRC’s first vice president and is chair of the Program Committee. She has been dedicated to NACRC for many years, providing leadership, generating ideas, fostering discussion and representing the association as a speaker at other industry conferences. Burke also is an active leader in two state organizations and is engaged in a variety of organizations within her community.

Having worked in the county recorder’s office since 1985, Burke was elected as county recorder in 1998. She is always looking for ways to improve the functionality of the office, and utilizes ingenuity, technology and determination to bolster work quality and enhance customer service. Since Burke was elected, her office operations have changed drastically, moving from hand-stamping all documents to offering data and images to the public on the Internet and now more than half of all recordings are accomplished electronically.

“Kathy is one of those busy people to whom you turn when something needs to get done right the first time and on time,” NACRC President Carol Foglesong said. “Her professionalism, combined with her sense of humor, ensures that insights and knowledge are shared among the national community.”

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