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Clerk/Register Of Deeds
Karen A. Spranger
120 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 10, 2011

 

 

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Macomb County Clerk gets six "good government" awards, has 38 total

The National Association of Counties awarded six “good government” awards to the Macomb
County Clerk / Register of Deeds and her staff. The achievement awards are
issued to nationally recognize county programs that enhance services, improve county management or promote intergovernmental coordination.

“I am proud of our unionized staff who worked with me to achieve these awards,” said the Macomb County Clerk.
“These awards show that despite severe budget cuts, our priority is good public service.”

The Macomb County Clerk cut 20 positions and $944,313 from her budget since 2008 while earning 17 national
achievement awards over the same time period.

“The Macomb County Clerk and her staff demonstrate that Macomb County government provides good
service and they help make our county a great place to do business,” said Macomb County Executive
Mark Hackel. “I congratulate the Macomb County Clerk and her staff.”

“As we work to make government more efficient, I admire Macomb County Clerk's
ability to continue providing many examples of good (government),” said Macomb County
Commission Chair Kathy D. Vosburg.

The Macomb County Clerk received “NaCo” awards for:

The Macomb County Clerk has racked up 38 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards in her tenure
and created other innovative programs, including:

  • Launched a FastPass system letting customers make an appointment and skip the trip
  • Posts “naughty list” online of those that owe campaign finance violation fines.
  • Created a system to let candidates pay campaign finance fines online.
  • Uses competitive bids for election supplies; saved over $500,000.
  • Switched to Google Apps for Government E-mail and collaboration software.
  • Has evening hours Wednesdays, making sure people can get personal service if they cannot
    leave work to visit the clerk’s office during the day.
  • Gives pagers to waiting jurors to shop with most costs paid by local businesses.
  • Accepts credit card payments, making paying for services easier.
  • Provides overnight delivery service for vital records and court documents.
  • Allows concealed weapons permit applicants to check their permit status online.
  • Provides wireless Internet access for jurors waiting to be sent to a courtroom.
  • Offers a business name and death record lookups on the Internet.
  • Provides free library book delivery to jurors waiting to be picked for a trial.
  • Offers public real estate documents online.
  • Offers a mobile branch office bringing clerk’s services to local communities.
  • Provides free bus service to people summoned for jury duty.
  • Launched a toll-free 24-hour fax-on-demand system providing forms and info.
  • Helped start a Personal Protection Order Assistance Center to help victims of abuse.
  • Let’s high school students learn and earn by hiring them as election inspectors.

“My staff and I are working on some exciting projects for the future,” said the Macomb County Clerk.

Clerk's Office
40 N. Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
586-469-5120
Fax: 877-443-9505
clerk.macombgov.org
clerksoffice@macombgov.org

Fax-On-Demand

Michigan: 1-888-99-CLERK
Out of State: 310-575-5035

Register of Deeds
32 Market Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
586-469-7953
Fax: 586-469-5130

rod.macombgov.org

registerofdeeds@macombgov.org

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