© 2024
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Lawyer Nominated To Be Springfield City Clerk

City Hall in Springfield, Ma

A key municipal office in Springfield, Massachusetts is getting new leadership.

The City Clerk in Springfield, Massachusetts, Wayman Lee is retiring at the end of the year after a decade in the office. 

Anthony Wilson, who has been nominated to be the new clerk, said his priorities are to further modernize the office.

"The city has been in transition from paper to making things available electronically and to make other services progressive to the 21st century," Wilson said.

The Springfield City Clerk’s office keeps hundreds of thousands of municipal records, issues thousands of birth, marriage and death certificates annually and processes city ordinances and permits.

It is one of the busiest city clerk’s offices in New England.

Wilson is currently legal advisor to the Springfield City Council.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.