My name is Tara Stickles and I am a lifelong resident of the Town of Montgomery. I have 24 years municipality experience, 12 years as Town Clerk of the Town of Montgomery.
Currently I am a member of the Orange/Sullivan Town Clerk's Association, the New York State Town Clerk's Association, the New York Association of Local Government Records Officers and the Town of Montgomery Seniors Independence Project (TOMSIP). In 2012, I completed the requirements prescribed by the New York State Town Clerks Association to obtain the title of Registered Municipal Clerk and have been successful in maintaining the title.
On a personal note, I graduated from Valley Central High School in 1985. I then received an A.A.S. degree in Business Communications from SUNY Orange before embarking on the daunting task of raising a family. Upon reentering the workforce in 1996, I started as a water-billing clerk and the secretary to the Planning & Zoning Board of Appeals in the Village of Walden before moving on to the Town.
I have been fortunate enough to have been a part of a workplace where I received valuable knowledge, training and experience in all aspects of the Town Clerk's Office and I have proven my ability to excel as a team player as well as handling total responsibility for any key task. I am continually using my problem-solving and decision-making skills and am confident in my management ability, resourcefulness and ability to relate to others. One of the most rewarding aspects of this office is meeting and assisting so many of our Town residents. I've enjoyed the work immensely and enthusiastically accepted the full responsibilities as Town Clerk. I am a highly motivated professional with unlimited personal initiative as well as strong qualities of dependability and trustworthiness and am looking forward to continuing to serve the residents of the Town of Montgomery in the same proficient and courteous manner that they are used to.
It has always been my strong desire to run the Town Clerk's Office as professional and efficient as it has been done in the past and I will utilize my experience and training to accomplish this goal.
As always, when anyone walks into the Town Clerk's Office they will still be helped to the greatest extent possible, treated courteously and most likely leave with, at the very least, a smile.