SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. –– Spokane County Clerk Tim Fitzgerald has recently been recognized by the Washington State Association of County Clerks with the prestigious Clerk of the Year award for 2022.
Elected or appointed County Clerks throughout Washington State run the day-to-day legal systems for County governments. Fitzgerald recently completed his term as the Association’s Immediate Past President after serving as the Association President for two terms between June 2019 to June 2021.
Upon receiving the award Fitzgerald stated, “My fellow Clerks are true public servants, helping to keep the county legal systems open and accessible to the public during the pandemic. I am blessed to be part of such an exceptional group of legal professionals.”
Fitzgerald was specifically recognized for his work as the statewide technology subcommittee co-chair for the new protection orders legislation. Additionally, he has worked tirelessly on developing legislation, the statewide Courthouse Security Task Force, the Court Management Council, and is the Spokane County BLAKE Program Manager, which oversees the coordination of Spokane county’s response to the State Supreme Court BLAKE (drug possession) ruling.
Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, Mary Kuney, stated “Tim's dedication to his job and employees makes him worthy of this recognition. He is continually innovating the Clerk's Office for the residents of Spokane County, and it is an honor to work with him.”
Fitzgerald serves on the Spokane County United Way-Board of Directors, Spokane Veterans Forum-Board of Directors, Deer Park Airport Advisory Board, and is a member of the Regional Law and Justice Council.
Fitzgerald was appointed Spokane County Clerk in April of 2014 and then elected in November of the same year, after a distinguished 30-year career in the United States Marine Corps. Since then, he has worked to extensively modernize the Clerk’s Office to keep pace with the workload.