YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Town Clerk Diana Quast and Somers Town Clerk Patricia Kalba, both eight months into their first terms, received the Registered Municipal Clerk designations on the same day last month.
The two clerks worked side by side for years to earn the designation, attending and completing many continuing education courses, personal and professional development seminars, training conferences and workshops.
The Registered Municipal Clerk program was established to recognize educational and professional accomplishments and to promote the continuing education of municipal clerks to better serve their communities. The program’s standards have been developed to support integrity and credibility of a statewide professional accreditation.
“Patty and I agree that it is important to serve our respective communities at the highest level of professionalism and service,” Quast said. “It is important to both of us that we take advantage of the educational opportunities available, while at the same time serving our residents with integrity, commitment and compassion.”
Quast began her career as the deputy town clerk in the town of New Castle in 1999 and was hired by the town of Yorktown for the same position in 2003. Quast was raised in Yorktown and received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Colorado Technical University, graduating magna cum laude.
Kalba began her career as Somers deputy town clerk in 2002. She held the position until being elected town clerk. Kalba was raised in Somers and received her associate’s degree in liberal arts from Mercy College.