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Licking finds new city clerk

Photo by Shari Harris
Rhonda Kirkwood will fill the position of city clerk for the City of Licking on December 28.

By Shari Harris, Publisher

Nearly before it had begun, the search for a new city clerk was over. The Board of Aldermen approved the hiring of Rhonda Kirkwood as the clerk for the City of Licking at their December monthly meeting.

Kirkwood has 11 years of prior experience working with the City, leaving in 1999 to work for the State of Missouri at South Central Correctional Center, then becoming a deputy county clerk for Texas County in 2007. Kirkwood, a 33-year resident of Licking, should be able to put her experiences with local government to work for the city in her new role.

“I feel I have a lot to offer the City at this critical point,” says Kirkwood. “I’m excited to start this new chapter, serving the citizens of my hometown.”

Preserving the history and maintaining what’s been achieved in Licking while looking forward to the future growth of the community are all important to Kirkwood. She will begin her new role on December 28, just in time for 2021.

“I’m looking forward to a fabulous New Year!” says Kirkwood.


  1. Myrna Van Deusen on December 16, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Rhonda will do a great job for the City!

  2. Linda Wrinkles on December 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    I met Rhonda at her position with the county. Always helpful, cheerful and a hard worker. She is going to be a great addition to the City. Congratulations!!

  3. Debbie James on December 16, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    The city of Licking is blessed to have her, she will be missed at the county level! Rhonda has been our “Go to girl” for many years…

  4. Congratulations you will do a fabulous job!! on December 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Congratulations you will do a fabulous job!!

  5. Jane Romines on December 16, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Congratulations Rhonda!

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