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Randi Johl-Olson Named ‘2016 Clerk of the Year’ for California

The City Clerks Association of California (CCAC) awarded Temecula Clerk Randi Johl-Olson with its highest honor as ‘2016 City Clerk of the Year’ for California at the annual CCAC conference held in Newport Beach on April 28th.


Randi Johl-Olson
Randi Johl-Olson

Randi Johl-Olson joined the City’s Executive Team as the City Clerk for the City of Temecula in 2014 after previously serving as City Clerk for the cities of Fountain Valley and Lodi and law clerk for Harper & Burns, LLP.  Over the past two decades, Randi’s professional accomplishments include a law degree, a Master Municipal Clerk Certification, numerous leadership appointments and positions with the League of California Cities, the City Clerks Association of California, and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), as well as serving as a liaison to the Fair Political Practices Commission on behalf of city clerks. In her most active role to date, Randi continues to serve as the statewide Legislative Director for the CCAC.

“We knew Randi would bring a high caliber of experience to the City but what we’ve found to be additionally exceptional is her outstanding work ethic, devotion and enthusiasm to serve the community and this is clearly notable statewide,” stated Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar.  “I am not surprised she was selected as Clerk of the Year for California,” Mayor Naggar added.

City Manager Aaron Adams concurred, “Randi has demonstrated leadership that is more than deserving to be selected as City Clerk of the Year based on her accomplishments, dedication to the profession, extra-curricular City Clerk leadership positions, legislative/lobbying intelligence, exceptional work product, and a high level of energy she brings to her department, colleagues and to the City.”

Randi Johl-Olson was selected as City Clerk of the Year among 482 Cities throughout California. Nominations are received from council members, city managers, city attorneys, department directors, as well as city clerks.  At the City Clerks Awards of Distinction ceremony, Byron Pope, President of the City Clerks Association of California, indicated that Johl-Olson received an astounding nine nominations.

The City Clerks Association of California was founded in 1977 with the objective of promoting the City Clerk profession throughout the State of California. The organization provides leadership and management training opportunities and promotes professional administration and education, uniform standards of efficiency, and legislation which supports the goals and objectives of the organization.