East Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 12, 2022 – The City of East Grand Rapids has welcomed Lori Parmenter as its new city clerk.
In this role, Parmenter serves as clerk of the City Commission and overseer of all City records and documents. She also will administer elections and oaths of office and be responsible for preparing resolutions, proclamations, ordinances and other official documents as well as supporting other City boards, commissions and committees.
With nearly 15 years of municipal experience, Parmenter most recently served as deputy clerk for the City of Hastings, where she oversaw elections, payroll, record retention, human resources and utility billing. Prior to her role as deputy clerk, Parmenter worked as a utility billing clerk, administrative assistant and community development specialist for the City of Hastings.
“I am pleased to join the City of East Grand Rapids, which is known for its responsive public services,” Parmenter said. “I look forward to using my administrative and clerk experience to serve this wonderful community, ensuring accessible and efficient elections, maintaining records and assisting the City with its administrative needs.”
Parmenter succeeds Karen Brower, who retired earlier this month after serving as city clerk for 27 years.
Parmenter has an associate’s degree in accounting from Kellogg Community College. She is a certified professional with the Society for Human Resources Management and Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks.
A native of Hastings, Parmenter resides there with her husband, Mike. She has two daughters and three stepchildren.
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