Pamyla Means Nominated To Fill City Clerk Post

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday November 10, 2006

City Manager Phil Kamlarz will be asking the Berkeley City Council in closed session on Monday to approve the appointment of Pamyla C. Means as City Clerk. 

Retired former City Clerk Sherry Kelly has assisted in managing the City Clerk Department since Sara Cox resigned from the position of City Clerk on July 14. 

If approved, Means will be appointed with an annual salary of $162,000 starting Dec. 4 and will be responsible for overall policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration and operations of the City Clerk’s department. 

Means received her municipal clerk certification in 1985, and her master municipal clerk certification in 2000. She has served as the city clerk for Irvine since January. Prior to this, she served as city clerk for Napa from 1983 to January 2006, and as deputy city clerk for Napa from 1975 to 1977. 

Former City Clerk Sara Cox is now the Napa city clerk. 

The City Clerks Association of America awarded Means the City Clerk of the Year award in 1996 and the President’s Award of distinction in 2001 and 2003.