URBANA — Deputy City Clerk Darcy Sandefur is in line to fill out the remainder of the term of her retiring boss, Clerk Phyllis Clark, who is retiring.
Before the city council Monday is a proposal to appoint Sandefur to fill out Clark’s term, through May 5, 2025. Clark’s last day in office is Monday.
Sandefur has been in the city clerk’s office since May 2021, starting as an administrative assistant and being sworn in as deputy city clerk in July 2021.
Before that, she served for three years in the Cunningham Township Supervisor’s Office as office administrator.
Sandefur is nearing completion of a bachelor’s degree online from Southern New Hampshire University, and she recently graduated from the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Institute & Academy.
In her role as deputy city clerk, she has maintained records of city ordinances and resolutions, helped residents in the filing of Freedom of Information Act requests, written agendas for city council meetings, provided public notices of government meetings and prepared and maintained meeting records.
If her appointment is approved by the council, Sandefur said she hopes to increase the city’s use of digital records to make records more accessible and searchable.