The County Clerk is the Records Officer for the County. He or she coordinates the care, maintenance, and preservation of county records. In addition, the Clerk oversees the county's compliance with Utah's Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA).
I have worked with Davis County records since 2004, serving first as a Microfilm Technician and later as Deputy Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk. In my current position as Chief Deputy Clerk, I supervise the Records Division.
Established Records Division (2017), a specialized division focusing on identification, preservation, and public access to County Records.
Implemented an Online Records Request System (2017), allowing citizens to easily request records online.
Began Revision of All County Records Schedules (2017), an ongoing project to modernize the listing of records, including their descriptions, locations, formats, and their status as public vs. private.
Established Online Records Catalog System - Archive Space (2019), an ongoing project listing records maintained by Davis County, assisting citizens in identifying records of interest in an easy-to-search online environment.
Upgraded Online Records Request System (2020), providing a centralized, county-wide tracking system that documents requests received, records provided, and time frame for responses.
Digitized Historical Marriage Records Records (2020), allowing faster retrieval of marriage records for citizens needing copies and protecting original records by reducing human handling.
Updated Records Ordinance (2021), requiring annual training for all records specialists and requiring an annual report from each office or department on their efforts related to records management.
Established Records Repository (2021), creating a county-wide cataloging system of administrative or historically important records and providing a physical storage facility for maintaining these records when needed.
Modified Publishing of County Online Code (2022), improving the search feature for the County Code, providing faster public updates when ordinances are passed, and reducing ongoing costs associated with publishing the County Code.
Began Historical Records Preservation, an ongoing project to ensure that historical records are properly preserved. This includes digitization of records and placement of originals in archival storage containers. Records include marriage applications and licenses from 1887, oaths and bonds from 1860, and a complete county commission book collection.