Shelia Migliacio takes office as LMCA president

Deidre Cruse, Government Reporter

Plaquemine City Clerk and Tax Collector Shelia H. Migliacio, MMC, is the new president of the Louisiana Municipal Clerks Association.

“Shelia has served in every position they have including, now, president,” said Mayor Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta, who administered the oath of office to Migliacio and other new LMCA officers at a recent conference in Lafayette.

“It was a great, great honor to swear her in,” Gulotta told the Board of Selectman as he recognized Migliacio at last week's city council meeting.

Migliacio is the third Plaquemine clerk to serve as LMCA president. The late Harry K. Gallagher, who later became mayor, served as president in 1955-56, and the late Nell F. Haynie served in 1980-81.

Migliacio has served as city clerk here since 1989, and received her 20-year pin at the Lafayette conference in addition to taking office as president.

She succeeded Monroe City Clerk Carolus S. Riley, CMC,   to the office. Also installed were Mary O. Vice, MMC, of Vinton, vice president; Peggy Lewis, MMC, of New Orleans, secretary-treasurer, and Roxanna Richard, MMC, of Gueydan, public relations officer.

The LMCA, an affiliate organization of the Louisiana Municipal Association, provides a broad range of educational activities to expand its members’ professional skills and knowledge of trends in local government.

Migliacio has attained the organization's highest educational status of master municipal clerk (MME).

Municipal clerks are an integral part of their municipal government’s administrative team and provide a wide array of services for their municipality’s officials and citizens.