Johnson named Florida’s Clerk of the Year

Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson holds the crystal vase she received for being named Clerk of the Year Photo available for purchase

Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson holds the crystal vase she received for being named Clerk of the Year.

David Adlerstein
Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM.

If a cut glass vase is an indicator, then her colleagues throughout the state believe Marcia Johnson is a diamond in the rough.

Clerk of Courts since 2004, after extended service as a deputy, Johnson was honored as “Clerk of the Year” earlier this month by the state clerks association, comprising representatives from each of Florida ’s 67 counties, from the largest to the smallest, to which Franklin is pretty close.

 A crystal vase attesting to the honor was given her by the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Association’s conference banquet June 10 at in Palm Beach County . There, she was also sworn in as the secretary of the association for the year beginning July 1 which, if the traditional succession of officers holds true, and there are no electoral surprises, means Johnson would be association president in 2018.

“I was certainly honored to receive such statewide recognition, and I am grateful to have the respect and friendship of the other clerks throughout the state,” she said, later telling county commissioners she was grateful to have been given the honor by the statewide association (which includes enormous counties with condominium complexes that rival the size of Franklin ).

“You don’t usually see that go to a clerk from a small county,” said Johnson. “I am appreciative of my staff, the county officials, the county employees and our citizens who support me in my commitment to excellence.”

In her statement, Johnson also referred to the political side of her office, one which she secured by a narrow margin in 2004, and then was twice returned to office without opposition.

“I plan to seek re-election in 2016, and in that journey, I strive to make Franklin County proud,” she said. “To be from one of the smallest counties and receive this award is very exciting.”

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