Ms. Taylor was appointed as the City Clerk in September 2003, as the City's first official employee. Prior to that, she worked for eight (8) years as the City Clerk for the city of South Miami, Florida; and for four (4) years as City Clerk and one(1) year as Assistant City Clerk for the City of Opa-locka, Florida. She also had an eight (8) year tenure with the City of Miami Beach, where she held numerous positions in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ms. Taylor holds a B.A. degree in Public Administration from Barry University and received her Certified Municipal Clerk designation in 1994. September 2008, Ms. Taylor attained the most highly regarded and prestigious designation as Master Municipal Clerk, from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Association. At the time of this designation, Ms. Taylor was one of 53 of the approximately 519 members of the Florida Association of City Clerks to receive this designation, putting Ms. Taylor in the 11th percentile of all Florida Municipal Clerks.
Her professional memberships include: International Institute of Municipal Clerk; Florida Association of City Clerks; and Miami-Dade County City Clerks Association..
The Office of the City Clerk is one of three appointed chartered positions. The Mayor shall appoint the City Clerk (the “City Clerk”) subject to the approval of the majority of the Council. The City Clerk shall give notice of all Council meetings to its members and the public, and shall keep minutes of all Council proceedings. The City Clerk shall perform such other duties as the Council may prescribe from time to time. The City Clerk shall report to the Council. The City Clerk may be removed by a majority of the Council. The City Clerk shall maintain the seal of the City and attest the Mayor’s or Manager’s signature, as the case may be, on all documents if needed.