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Gladstone city clerk gets 9 out of 10 rating

March 12, 2008
By Lisa M. Reed
GLADSTONE — Gladstone City Commission evaluated the city clerk during closed session on Monday night, and City Clerk Linda Gray couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the annual evaluation.

The clerk scored a 9 out of 10 points on her evaluation by the commission.

“It was a good evaluation and I was pleased with the overall outcome,” Gray said. “We were, however, missing one city commissioner (Hugo Mattonen) who is in Florida.”

Mayor Thomas Sinnaeve said the commission is very pleased with Gray’s performance.

“Over the years with Linda, as I’ve been mayor, I hear a lot of complaints and I have never heard anything bad from the citizens about Linda,” Sinnaeve said. “She guides them in the right direction.”

Commissioners met in closed session to evaluate the city clerk for one hour Monday night.

James McKnight, commissioner, said Gray does an outstanding job.

“My own personal opinion and thought of her evaluation was very good. She is more than a clerk and has a broad range of information. Her evaluation was very good,” McKnight said. “She does an excellent job. Working with her is a pleasure. She has those answers at her fingertips. If not, she gets back to you with them.”

Gray agreed.

“This is a great opportunity to communicate with the commissioners on a one-to-one basis and I believe it is an informative and positive experience for both parties,” she said.

Gray has worked at City Hall for more than 25 years.

“Anything you want to know about the city she is the person to talk to,” McKnight said.

Mayor Sinnaeve said he couldn’t conduct commission meetings without her.

“She helps me through our meetings. If not for her, I don’t know what I will do,” Sinnaeve said. “In general there are no issues.”

Commission members will comment on the clerk’s evaluation at the March 24 commission meeting. City Assessor Lisa Hough will be evaluated by the commission March 24. City Manager Brant Kucera will be evaluated by the commission April 14. The next commissiion meeting is March 24.

Article Photos

Gladstone City Clerk Linda Gray files paperwork at her desk in City Hall Tuesday. Gray was evaluated by the city commission during closed session Monday night. (Daily Press photo by Lisa M. Reed)



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