Orem taps Teresa McKitrick as new city recorder
Orem was without a city recorder for two months. That problem was resolved last month when longtime city employee Teresa McKitrick filled the vacancy.
McKitrick was sworn in Feb. 28 during the City Council meeting by Deputy Dity Recorder Tess Jones in an oath of office ceremony.
The city recorder position is one that is mandated by Utah state law and the position is responsible for all records relating to city business. The city recorder ensures the city complies with state laws concerning public meetings, public records, elections and retention schedules.
“I love working for Orem city. I have been given amazing opportunities to learn and grow while working for the city,” McKitrick said. “I am excited for this new position and I am very grateful for the support given to me by the Orem City Council and the Orem city management team. I feel truly blessed.”
McKitrick first got involved with the city of Orem as a recreation volunteer. She and her husband were honored as the volunteers of the year in 2014.
She started as a part-time executive assistant in the Public Works department in May 2017. Part of her duties included serving with the Beautification Commission.
McKitrick was hired full time in December 2017 to be part of the original Orem Help Center team when the city launched its one-stop-shop for serving citizens.
She was promoted and made a supervisor in the Help Center in 2021 and assisted in improving customer service, compliance and efficiency, especially with business licensing.
She was also assigned a support role in the city’s administrative law judge program. In this role, she worked closely with the previous city recorder.
“Teresa has excelled at each and every level in our organization. Whether she was a volunteer, a part-time employee, a full-time employee or a supervisor, she has always been a top performer,” said Pete Wolfley, Orem communications manager. “She is one of those rare people who give and do their absolute best in everything, no exceptions. We are lucky to have her on our team and know she will continue her stellar track record as our new city recorder.”
Keri Rugg, Management Services director, says having a can-do attitude, institutional knowledge and customer-focused experience makes McKitrick a perfect choice for the vital role of recorder.
“I know she will hit the ground running and will be successful as the new city recorder. I am excited to have her join the Management Services department.” Rugg said.