Posted: 29.11.19 at 12:52 by Amanda Hazell
It has been announced that Donna Ford, town clerk for Midsomer Norton, has been awarded the prestigious accolade of Clerk of the Year at the glittering awards night of the National Association of Local Councils held in Milton Keynes.
Donna was singled out from more than 7,000 clerks in the UK so this is a fabulous achievement.
She said: “I’m over the moon not just for myself but for the town.
"You could have knocked me over with a feather when they announced my name as Clerk of the Year in front of other clerks and County Association representatives from around the UK."
Donna was nominated by Bath and North East Somerset councillor Paul Myers and Amanda Hazell, deputy clerk, months ago for her work principally on completing the town's Asset Transfer Project - bringing it to fruition after more than a decade of delays.
In doing this she achieved a key long term objective not just for the town council but for the community as a whole.
Cllr Michael Evans, Mayor of Midsomer Norton, said: “Donna joined Midsomer Norton Town Council in March 2018 and has brought energy and vitality to the role – achieving a huge amount for the town in her time with us.
"Her award as Clerk of the Year is justly deserved.”
Since the Asset Transfer, Donna has been focusing on working with the Midsomer Norton Town Trust to deliver the Town Park Project where work is progressing on site with contractors.