Griffin retiring as county clerk, Anderson appointed.

March 26, 2019

Rebecca Griffin, at right, and Amy Anderson.

Griffin retiring as county clerk, Anderson appointed.


HART – The Honorable Robert D. Springstead announced that Amy Anderson of Shelby has been appointed to serve as Oceana County county clerk, succeeding Rebecca Griffin who retires at the end of the month.

Griffin has served as county clerk for more than 16 years. Anderson’s appointment is effective April 1.

“As a lifelong resident of Oceana County, I am honored to serve the residents of Oceana County as clerk”, Anderson said. “I’m just looking forward to digging in.”

“I’m excited,” said Griffin of her upcoming retirement. “But I will miss the people and the friendships I’ve made. I’ve been fortunate to really like my job, and I have been fortunate to have a great staff.”

The energetic Griffin plans to slow down a bit, but already has a part-time job lined up as the deputy treasurer for Shelby Township.

She plans to spend more time with family, golfing and camping.

Anderson has been employed with Oceana County since 1994 and has worked in the clerk’s office since 1996. She began her employment in the clerk’s office as a deputy clerk and was promoted to chief deputy clerk in 2014.

“Amy’s 22 years of experience make her uniquely qualified to assume the role of county clerk,” said Springstead. “She has the benefit having worked with both Phyllis Schlee, who retired in 2002 after serving for 14 years as Oceana County clerk, and with Rebecca Griffin who has served as county clerk for more than 16 years. I am confident Amy will draw from the training and education she received from Mrs. Schlee and Mrs. Griffin. Amy Anderson has strong ties to Oceana County that will serve her well in her new role.

“We thank Becky for her more than 16 years as county clerk,” said Judge Springstead. “She is a true public servant whose expertise was recognized last year as her peers selected her Michigan County Clerk of the Year for 2018. Becky inspired confidence in the county’s election process and in all of the other duties of a county clerk. We wish her the best in her retirement.”

Anderson’s term will end in 2020, and the position will be filled by election.

Michigan law empowers the chief circuit judge to appoint a county clerk to serve the remaining portion of the unexpired term of office when a vacancy occurs.

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