Photo: Ellen Cushman at work, announcing election results.
Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman was awarded Town Clerk of the Year at the Summer Massachusetts Town Clerk’s Association Conference held on Thursday, June 14,
“There are 351 Town Clerks in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ours was awarded Town Clerk of the Year, a well-deserved honor,” according to a press release dated June 15.
As Town Clerk, Cushman acts as the town’s chief election official, recording officer, registrar of vital records and statistics, public records officer and licensing officer and is the point for general information to Belmont’s inhabitants, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Federal Government and the general public.
In 2017 the Belmont Town Clerk’s Office had 14,300 in person visitors, sent and received 43,878 email, and made and answered phone calls each and every day.
“This office works hard every day to make information available to the public,” read the press release.
“Ellen has always commended her team, and constantly states that the work that she completes would not be possible without her amazing staff. Ellen is joined in her Office by Meg Piccione, Nancy Casale, and Daniel Cane,” said the release.