From Gwinnett Daily Post – Feb 25, 2010
DULUTH — Teresa Lynn’s work maintaining Duluth’s records, processing taxes and running elections is often overlooked as part of a well-functioning city.
But this week Lynn was recognized as the best at what she does, named clerk of the year by the Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association.
Lynn handles many of the back-office operations for the city, everything from payroll to information technology and janitorial.
Mayor Nancy Harris said she nominated Lynn for the award because of her professionalism and heart for working with residents.
“She’s very customer-focused. She enjoys working with people and giving them assurances,” Harris said. “She’s really dedicated to the city. … She just gives a lot.”
Lynn, who has worked for the city for 17 years, has also made Duluth her home.
“I love Duluth. I love its citizens. I love what it stands for, the community feel you have here,” she said. “It’s the citizens of Duluth that make it special.”
Lynn said she was proud to be a part of the clerks’ association, where she serves as treasurer, and said she was “humbled” by the award, a surprise that was given to her at a banquet Monday in Athens.