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From the city of San Marcos

The San Marcos city council has appointed Sherry Mashburn, city secretary for Bee Cave, as the new San Marcos city clerk. She will join the San Marcos staff on Feb. 19.

The council also named Shelley Goodwin, who has been serving as interim clerk for the past year and a half, as deputy city clerk.

Mashburn will lead the City Clerk’s Department, which maintains official minutes, records and ordinances, staffs city council meetings, issues birth and death certificates, processes passports, and administers city of San Marcos elections.

Mashburn has served in Bee Cave since 1999 and was previously employed with the City of Katy as Tax Assessor Collector. At Bee Cave, she also served as Director of Human Resources since 2006.

She earned the Texas Registered Municipal Clerk Certification in 2002 and is currently enrolled in the recertification program.

She has been a member of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, (TMCA) since 1999, and a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) since 2001. She attained her designation as Certified Municipal Clerk from IIMC in 2003 and was accepted into the Master Municipal Clerk Academy in 2004. She is currently in her third master level.

Mashburn joined the Step-by-Step Election Law team as an instructor in 2003. In July 2004, Sherry was appointed to the Open Records Steering Committee to represent all Texas cities.

In April 2006, she was appointed to the City/County Ad Hoc Committee on HAVA Implementation. She co-authored Chapter 9, “Public Information,” in the eighth edition of the Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook, and has also authored an article on Mentoring for the IIMC News Digest. Active in professional organizations, Mashburn serves as the president of the Capital Chapter of TMCA.

Mashburn served on the audit and nominating committees for TMCA, Inc. She has also been active in IIMC, having served on the hospitality
committee for IIMC 2002 Conference, the public relations and marketing committee, and is currently serving on the mentoring committee.

She is also a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, and has presented the Basics of Parliamentary Procedure at the TML Newly Elected Officials conference for the past two years. Mashburn recently earned the designation of certified Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resource Certification Institute, demonstrating her expertise in the core principles of HR practice and the application of those principles.

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