Fairhope City Clerk Lisa Hanks was recently elected as the president of the Alabama Association of Municipal Clerks and Administrators.

The AAMCA is a professional association of municipal clerks and officials in Alabama, whose goal is to improve the administration of municipal governments in the state by increasing the proficiency and professionalism of municipal clerks, city managers and administrators, administrative assistants, city treasurers, finance officers, and purchasing agents.

Hanks has served on the AAMCA Board of Directors since 2012 as treasurer, secretary and president-elect. She is currently serving as the president of the District 8 clerks, representing Baldwin, Mobile, Washington and Escambia counties.

She was appointed city clerk of Fairhope in June 2008, after serving as assistant city clerk for one year.

She is a native of Mobile, a 1980 graduate of Murphy High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Administration in 1996 from the University of South Alabama.

As AAMCA President, Hanks will serve as the leader of the Association for the state and appoint chairpersons to the numerous association committees. She will represent the association, as well as Fairhope, as she attends and plans municipality conferences regionally and nationally.