MURRIETA – The city of Murrieta is pleased to announce that Stephanie Smith has been hired as the city’s new city clerk after a formal recruitment process that included applicants from throughout Southern California.
Smith rejoins the city of Murrieta family after eight years of service as the city clerk in Lake Forest. Her public service career now spans 28 years, among which she held positions in the cities of Murrieta, Perris and Paramount. She has a Master Municipal Clerk accreditation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, along with a bachelor’s degree in management from Kaplan University. Smith is active in the City Clerks Association of California, where she currently serves as the first vice president and is a trainer at the Master Municipal Clerk Academy for future clerks.
“I’m excited beyond words to come ‘home’ to the city of Murrieta at this stage in my career and look forward to working with such a dynamic group of public service leaders,” Smith said upon accepting the appointment.
City Manager Kim Summers is “proud to have such an accomplished and well-versed city clerk join the city staff” and “is excited to welcome Stephanie back to the city of Murrieta where she served as deputy city clerk and as a management analyst in the fire district.”
Smith will begin Dec. 18.