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Clermont's Tracy Ackroyd takes the helm as president of the Florida Association of City Clerks
florida association of city clerksClermont City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd was installed this week as the president of the Florida Association of City Clerks (FACC) during the state organization's 43rd Annual Academy and Conference in Orlando.

Ackroyd, a Webber University graduate who holds a Master Municipal Clerk designation, will lead the 600 members who represent more than 400 cities.

Ackroyd previously served as the president-elect and vice president as well as the Central East District Director. She has been a member of the FACC since 1997 and has served as Clermont's city clerk since 2003. Previously, she served as town clerk in Dundee, Fla.

On hand to witness Ackroyd's swearing-in was City Manager Darren Gray, Mayor Gail Ash and Council members Ray Goodgame, Keith Mullins and Diane Travis. Ackroyd's staff and some fellow directors also attended.

"I truly enjoy serving the FACC and am honored to serve as this year's president," Ackroyd said. "I am committed to give my time, experience and enthusiasm to keep this association going strong into the future."

Ackroyd was sworn into her new position by Cherry Dowdy, a former mentor and retired city clerk from Haines City.

Responsibilities of the president include presiding at al meetings, swearing in FACC officers and attending the Florida League of Cities conference among other duties.

Clermont is known as the "Choice of Champions" due to its international reputation as a training ground for elite athletes and the community's celebration of the championship spirit. Founded in 1884, the picturesque city, which sits amidst rolling hills and pristine lakes, was founded as a model city with unrivaled quality of life.

Clermont is the largest city in Lake County with a population of more than 32,000. The city is about 20 miles west of Orlando and major theme parks. City Hall is located in the Historic Downtown at 685 W. Montrose St. More about the city at

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On hand to celebrate with her installation were from left to right: Clermont City Council Members Diane Travis, Ray Goodgame, City Manager Darren Gray, City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd, Mayor Gail Ash and City Council Member Keith Mullins. (Courtesy photo)
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