Early in June, Marcia Johnson had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Carol Moore about her role as Newton’s City Clerk & Clerk of the City Council. Ms. Moore is a career public servant with over twenty years in public administration and management. The last six years she has held the role of City Clerk and is a certified Municipal Clerk. She is the first woman to be selected as City Clerk/Clerk of the Council for Newton. After David Olson left in early 2020, there were a number of months while these roles were vacant before Newton was lucky enough to find her. Ms. Moore has a steep learning curve and big job running the offices of the City Clerk, Elections and Clerk of the Council. Please listen to the program and learn about Ms. Moore who has demonstrated that she is up to the task and doing a wonderful job.
- What enticed you to come to Newton and take the position of Clerk of the City Council & City Clerk?
- Can you please describe the responsibilities of the Clerk of the Council and City Clerk?
- As you are new to Newton and you have three different jobs, a difficult task, how have you gone about learning all that there is to do?
- I have recently heard that some Newton residents are concerned about the privacy of their votes when there is early and mail-in voting. Can you please outline what our poll workers do to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of people’s ballots?
- In other parts of the country city clerks and election commissions have been impacted by disinformation. How do you, the Councilors, Mayor and the Secretary of State work together to ensure that Newton has fair and transparent elections and minimize the impact of disinformation?
- Recently the State Senate and House passed the VOTES Act, how will these measures impact your team and overall voting in Newton?
- What if anything can Newton residents and businesspeople do to help you help them
- What is your most favorite part of your jobs?