Edmonds officially named city clerk

Published 12:34 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017


NATCHEZ — After nearly a year of serving in an interim role, Megan Edmonds Tuesday officially earned the title of Natchez City Clerk.

Natchez aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the “interim” tag from Edmonds’ title and appoint her permanently to the position.

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Edmonds was named interim city clerk in February, inheriting a department that officials conceded was in need of serious help; even today, the clerk’s office is still working to reconcile old bank statements.

During Tuesday’s meeting, Edmonds also said that the department has been operating down an accountant this entire year as well as without the accounts payable clerk — who is currently out on medical leave — for the past several weeks.

Edmonds said Tuesday’s appointment offered her some relief, though the new moniker does nothing to alter her daily duties.

“It doesn’t change anything as far as the job, but it is nice that it’s official,” Edmonds said.

Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell and the aldermen have all publicly voiced support of Edmonds since she became interim clerk, with Tuesday’s unanimous vote embodying their confidence going forward.

Ward 3 Alderwoman Sarah Smith approached Edmonds following Tuesday’s meeting to offer congratulations.

Edmonds said the title change would not affect her outlook of the future.

“Work as usual,” Edmonds said. “We just continue to work toward the same goals.”

One of Edmonds’ goals she has stated repeatedly over the past few months is consolidating some of the city’s bank accounts — which number in the hundreds — to make for more efficient accounting and budgeting practices.