Nikima Newsome named city clerk

July 9, 2024 11:04 AM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 9, 2024) – The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday named Nikima Newsome as city clerk.

Newsome, a five-year veteran of the City Clerks’ Office, has served as interim city clerk since outgoing clerk Denise Anderson-Warren retired in December 2023.

“Ms. Newsome’s depth of experience and leadership makes her the perfect choice for our next city clerk,” Mayor Phil Brock said. “We’ve seen her navigate the interim role with the utmost professionalism and I know we are in the best hands as she continues as our permanent city clerk.”

Prior to Santa Monica, Newsome served Township of Mount Holly in New Jersey for five years as the township clerk, deputy registrar, and purchasing agent. She was also the deputy clerk of council for the Cuyahoga County Council in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Being a city clerk has been my passion since I was introduced to the field, and I am incredibly honored and humbled to do what I love in the city I have come to love,” Newsome said. “I am so excited to usher in a new dynamic and energy to the City Clerk’s Office.”

Newsome has a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgian Court University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Dayton. She holds certifications as a Certified Municipal Clerk and a Master Municipal Clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and is a licensed Registered Municipal Clerk and Qualified Purchasing Agent in New Jersey.

Newsome’s appointment is effective immediately, with an annual salary of $230,784.

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