DOWNEY - Susan Domen's last day as deputy city clerk was Friday last week, as she served out more than a decade of service at City Hall.She served as deputy city clerk the last two and a half years. Her departure followed the announcement that former city clerk Kathleen Midstokke was being removed from office and placed on paid administrative leave effective Jan. 27 until her official retirement takes effect in June. Domen, who could not be reached for comment, had given her notice "way in advance," it was learned. This turn of events necessitated recalling former chief deputy city clerk Joyce Doyle, who had served the city for more than twenty years and had retired only five months before, to serve as interim city clerk. Domen began her Downey career first as secretary at the Downey City Library in 2001, then moved on two years later as executive secretary at the city clerk's office in June 2003. She was elevated to secretary to the city clerk in August 2005. Her appointment as deputy city clerk and her attaining Certified Municipal Clerk status practically juxtaposed each other in June of 2009. According to reliable sources, Domen is now the new deputy city clerk in Burbank, which is roughly the same size as Downey. She is not entirely cutting off her ties to Downey, however. Just termed out after two years at the helm of the Downey Rose Float Association, she will continue her affiliation with the association and will still direct the Miss Downey Pageant. Assuming the presidency of the Rose Float Association is Kelley Roberts. He will be inducted on Friday.
********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43