Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Jim Mixson (left) is sworn is as treasurer and Wayne County Clerk of Superior Court Justin Minshew (middle) is sworn in as secretary of the N.C. Conference of Clerks of Superior Court by Chief Justice Paul Newby.

Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Jim Mixson was recently sworn in as treasurer of the N.C. Conference of Clerks of Superior Court and presented an award for his dedication to the organization.

The organization held its 2021 Summer Educational Conference in Carteret County at The Beaufort Hotel. During the evening banquet, Chief Justice Paul Newby sworn in the new officers, including Raymond Matusko (president), J. Yancey Washington (1st Vice President), Kim Sigmon (2nd Vice President), Justin Minshew (secretary) and Mixson (treasurer).

“Our motto is to serve clerks, unify efforts and improve justice,” said Executive Director Jamie Lassiter. “We are excited to begin a new year of leadership and build on the accomplishments of 2020-2021 under Past President Tonya Leggett, Martin County CSC.”

Along with the newly sworn-in officers, the conference presented the 2020-21 President’s Award to Minshew, Wayne County Clerk of Superior Court. This award was established for the purpose of recognizing a clerk who has given of themselves unselfishly to their work. 

The “Boots on the Ground” award for perseverance, dedication to the cause and grit was given to Mixson, who led efforts during COVID-19 to keep training available to the clerks as the Training Committee Chair.

The Conference of Clerks of Superior Court was created in 2006 by the N.C. General Assembly to improve the administration of justice in North Carolina. The Conference, consisting of the 100 elected clerks from across the state and supported by an executive director and administrative staff, works to improve public accessibility to the courts through the Clerk of Superior Court, serve as a resource for the clerks in key areas of court administration, and to act as a liaison on behalf of all elected Clerks of Superior Court to both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

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