Exeter Village Clerk Becky Erdkamp (middle) with Exeter Chair of the Village Board Alan Michl and Village Board Member Kathy Erdkamp at the Nebraska Municipal Clerks annual meeting.
Exeter Village Clerk Becky Erdkamp was honored as the Outstanding Village Clerk of the year on Friday March 24 at the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association Institute banquet.
Exeter Chairman of the Village Board Alan Michl nominated Erdkamp for the award and was present to see her receive the plaque.
Erdkamp knew she had been nominated as she “had to fill out a questionnaire regarding village projects, educations sessions/conferences attended, and community/religious/civic activities that I am involved in.”
There were 24 other nominees and the nominating committee reviews all the applications and chooses the clerk at each population size to receive the awards.
Erdkamp was “truly honored that I was selected. I do take my job seriously and try to protect the interests of the village.”
Michl felt Erdkamp was very deserving of the award, ”The board and the community are very proud of what she has accomplished. Especially for her to be recognized by her peers, that was quite an accomplishment. I feel she does a good job not only on the paperwork in the office but also dealing with the public and the problems that come along. She has done a commendable job at that."
Erdkamp, an Exeter High graduate, celebrated her tenth anniversary as Village Clerk in February. She is a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, St. Stephen's Altar Society, is a presenter for ODEGO, serves on the Boy Scout Troop 218 Committee, the Exeter-Milligan School Foundation and in the past has been a Girl Scout leader.
Each year the Nebraska Clerks have an annual institute and academy that is facilitated by UNO. The Association works to support and educate the clerks and Erdkamp has enjoyed spending time at each of the conferences she has been too. “It’s always educational. This year the class I attended on setting sewer and water rates was very informative as the village is currently working through this process.”
Erdkamp specifically enjoyed the information shared by one of the speakers, the Pilger Village Clerk, who spoke to the group about dealing with a tornado and its’ after effects.