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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Email from Kate Wall 10-13-2022

Click here for the Registration Packet for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Region 1 Annual Meeting. Region 1 is made up of the six New England States and New York. The meeting is scheduled for March 29-31, 2023 in Cooperstown, NY.
 Please check it out and hopefully you can attend.
I have been asked to distribute the
attached photos to our membership by Homeland Security. If you recognize the individuals in the photo or have seen them please contact Officer O’Briant.
 Ellis O’Briant
 Immigration Officer
 Department of Homeland Security
 US Citizenship and Immigration Services
 Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate
 USCIS Hartford Field Office
 450 Main Street
 Hartford, CT 06103
 Desk: 860-728-2323
 Fax: 860-728-2356
 I know the towns served by The Metropolitan District (towns that are in the Greater Hartford Water District) received land recordings from The Metropolitan District that do not have original signatures. I have been in contact with LeAnn Burbank. LeAnn has been in contact with The Metropolitan District’s Attorney Mirtle. When I have more information I will let you know. We should be accepting land records with original signatures (except e-recordings, IRS – the normal exceptions).

 I have been asked to forward the following information from Brittany Fox:
 I’m happy to announce that the NEA Mentoring Program is being revived this fall! I’m writing in the hope that you (or your colleagues) will consider joining the program as either a mentor or mentee. The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two co-mentors. The circle model fosters mentoring relationships between participants and between mentors. The group serves to support mentees in setting important career and personal development goals, building competence and character to reach those goals, and fostering connections with people in their professional field. For mentors, the group serves to in the expansion of a professional network, in gaining a fresh perspective from someone newer in the field, and in “Paying it forward” professionally.
The Mentoring Program is a wonderful way to connect with and support a diverse group of archivally minded individuals of varying experience levels dedicated to the care of cultural heritage and the documentary record. It is intended to forge a strong, inclusive professional network where individuals have a dedicated space for community building and sharing their stories. At the meetings, you will have the opportunity to discuss daily issues, share strategies for career and personal development, and learn from and support each other. The Mentorship is only available to NEA members; you can join or renew your membership at
To learn more about the NEA Mentoring Program and access the application form visit Applications for mentees and mentors will be accepted until November 1, 2022. Applicants will receive further information by December 1, 2022 and should expect to begin meeting in January of 2023. All meetings will be virtual this year to prioritize safety, to make meetings convenient to attend, and to encourage broad participation across all New England.
 As an all volunteer-run organization, member involvement is essential to NEA’s success. NEA thrives because our volunteers offer their time, perspective, experience, and energy to serve the needs of our community. Serving with NEA as a mentor or participating as a mentee is also a fantastic way to expand your professional network, strengthen your resume, and build new skills.
Questions about the program can be sent to the NEA Mentoring Program Administrator, Jen Hale at:
 Brittany Fox
 Membership Committee Chair
 New England Archivists
 Pronouns: she/her
 SOTS Online Application Portal
 All clerks need to check the Secretary of State’s Online Application Portal every business day. This is crucial. If you are having trouble getting into the portal or if the bar code is not working, you need to contact Ted Bromley at SOTS.
 Congratulations to Hartford City Clerk Noel F. McGregor Jr. for creating BB (Ballot Box)!
Please see link to Hartford’s Town & City Clerk Noel F. McGregor Jr. & Joe Young introducing BB on Fox 61 this morning:
 Keep up the good work everyone! You rock!!!!

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