MENTORING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
..... to encourage professional growth and development
of new City Recorders through the OAMR Mentoring Program and to provide
guidance and support to potential candidates for the OAMR Board of
Directors through the OAMR Leadership Development Program…
Mentoring and Leadership Development Chair
Susan Reeves, CMC, Scappoose
“Feedback on the Mentoring Program”
improvements that you can think of to make the Mentoring Program more
someone like I had to be your mentor. She went above and beyond what
a mentor should do. Kitty Vodrup needs to be the example for the
program. She knows what she is doing and has been, and I hope, will
be there to help when I need her.
Was there more
that your mentor should have done for you before and after the
not. She did so much to make me feel welcome and special. I can’t
even begin to tell you what a difference that made. I was very
anxious about going and she really calmed me and made me feel very
much like she was glad I was there.
What is your
overall impression of the Mentoring Program?
Invaluable. It really helps to have someone who knows what’s going
on, can provide information and support in an arena where you can’t
get it in your own workplace.
relatively new to OAMR, do you know that you can request a mentor? We
can assign a mentor that will help you with all the knowledge and
connections that will help with your professional development goals.
Last year, 19 recorders were matched up with a mentor assigned to assist
them. If you’d like to have a mentor assigned to you, or would just like
to chat with someone about the program, please click on the links on
this page for more information.
Mentors are very special people, willing to give some of their time to
help out new recorders. If you have one year of experience as a
municipal recorder, then you too have what it takes to help a new
person. There are so many resources in OAMR to help both new recorders,
and the people doing the mentoring. Another benefit to being a mentor is
that many of the mentor/mentee relationships turn into great
The following information is available from the
Mentoring and Leadership Committee Chair.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel
free to contact any of the following Mentoring and Leadership
Development Committee Members:
|Amber Ames, CMC, Hillsboro
||Amy Sowa, CMC, Springfield
|Debby Roth, CMC, Cornelius
||Kathy Hall, CMC, Salem
|Kim Scheafer, CMC, Canby
||Laurie Boyce, CMC, Lafayette
|Lisa Gibson, North Plains
||Michelle Eldridge, CMC, Harrisburg
|Peggy Hawker, MMC, Newport
||Phyllis Bolman, Monmouth
|Shirley Kappas, MMC, Klamath Falls