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Donna Giordano currently serves as the Town Clerk.
Donna has over thirty-eight years in her profession, with the majority of that time being in municipal government. She is actively engaged in her profession by being a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, a member of the New England Association of Town and City Clerks, and a member of the Rhode Island Town and City Clerks Association. Donna has served in a variety of capacities in her associations including; serving on the education committee of RITCCA, serving on the scholarship committee of the RITCCA, she chaired the committee to develop a Rhode Island Certification program for Rhode Island Municipal Clerks and served as the Washington County Vice President of the Rhode Island Town and City Clerks Association. Donna has also served on a variety of committees during her tenure at the Town of Westerly including the Employee Wellness Committee, the Licensing Ordinance Study Committee, the Minimum Housing & Community Standards Study Committee, the Code of Ordinances Review Committee, has served as the Liaison to the Charter Revision Commission two times, and was a member of the Charter Review Commission. Donna holds the Master Municipal Clerk Certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and she has membership in the Academy for Advanced Education from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Donna has held the position of legal secretary and Deputy Town Clerk before becoming the Town Clerk.
In Donna’s role, she is responsible for directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Town’s Clerk Office including acting as the custodian of Town records and seal, certifier of records, recorder of land grants, registrar of vital records, registrar of voters. She serves as Clerk of the Town Council, Probate Court, Licensing Board, and as ex-officio clerk to the Board of Canvassers and supervises the operations of the Municipal Court.
Donna is a graduate of Westerly High School, New London Business College, was awarded a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of New Haven.
Donna is married to her husband Robert and they have two children, Robin and Bryan, and two grandchildren, Samantha and Owen.