Lanette Doane, Village Clerk of Ansley, received the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association’s “2022 Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award” in the Village Category. The award was presented to Lanette at the annual banquet of the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association held on Thursday, March 17th, at the Ramada Midtown in Grand Island, Nebraska.
“It’s quite an honor to be recognized by your peers,” said Lanette. “I was very shocked, but it was a very nice honor.”
Each year, the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association awards the “Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award” to one clerk in the First Class or Larger City category, one award in the Second Class City category, and one award in the Village category. This is the highest honor awarded by the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association.
Lanette was a past recipient of this award in 2015.
“It’s pretty unusual to receive this award twice. There are a lot of really good clerks in the field and the Village category is the biggest category of cities and villages in the state of Nebraska,” said Lanette.
Lanette has been employed as the Village Clerk for 38 years. She is a member of the Midlands Municipal Clerks’ Association, the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association, and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
Lanette has participated in several League of Nebraska Municipalities conferences, as well as classes, seminars, and workshops to further her skills in the profession. She is active in numerous civic, church, and community activities.
Lanette encourages boards across the state to nominate clerks who they feel are deserving of the award.
“If you have a really good clerk that is serving your community well, that is a very nice thing to do is to nominate them for the award and at least that way they have a chance to be recognized and win the award,” she said.