Town and Country City Clerk Retires After 20 Years With City
After two decades with the City of Town and Country, City Clerk Pam Burdt's last day will be Friday.
Pam Burdt began her decade's long career with the City of Town and Country in 1993 as an administrative assistant in the city's Planning Department. In 1996, she was elected as City Clerk by the Board of Aldermen. She is retiring from that position this month.
Burdt's official last day as city clerk is March 8, but she will attend the March 11 Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting.
According to city staff, Burdt has served as city clerk through seven mayors, countless aldermen, many members of city commissions and thousands of residents.
Those who have worked with Burdt over the years tell Patch it's not only her professional capabilities that have made her such an asset to the city.
City Administrator and Police Chief John Copeland shared the following thoughts in a statement to Patch.
I will start by saying that it would be impossible to convey all the good and great attributes of Pam Burdt. Pam is one of those very special persons who continuously gives more than she will ever receive. She is kind, caring, honest and committed to family, friends, city staff, elected officials, and to the residents of Town & Country for whom we all here at city hall work and serve.
This sincere and unyielding commitment started nearly 20 years ago when she first began her career with the city and has continued to this day. So yes, she will be missed, but will always remain in our thoughts and good wishes as she begins the next phase of her life.
In March 2009, Burdt received the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Master Municipal Clerk certification for her combined required hours of education and on-the-job experience as city clerk.
Ashley McNamara will serve as interim city clerk until a new clerk is selected by the board of aldermen. McNamara has served as a Town and Country police clerk for the last eight years, according to city staff.