First Deputy Clerk Debra “Debbie” Goodman may work behind the scenes at City Hall, but she is an ever-turning vital gear in the machine of Marion government.
City of Marion Clerk Kathi Kiley wanted Goodman to be recognized for her outstanding and dedicated work over the 30+ years in her key role.
Kiley said, “Debbie has been my right hand from the day I took office. As my First Deputy, she goes above and beyond in her duties, and is more than capable of handling whatever needs to be done.” She added, “Debbie is more to me than a fellow coworker, and even more than just a friend. Debbie is considered family to myself, my husband, and my children.”
Second Deputy Clerk, Vickie Burns has long been impressed by Goodman’s knowledge and work ethic. “She’s great at doing minutes for the Council and takes pride in getting her work done in a timely fashion. She’s also a guru when it comes to handling motor vehicle infractions. Her documentation and follow-up is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. She’s just amazing.”
Goodman was hired in April of 1989 as the Second Deputy Clerk until Kiley appointed her as First Deputy in 1992.
Goodman is a component of three total personnel in the Clerk’s Office.