ORIGINAL CONTENT Throughout history, wherever there were meetings of chiefs or elders or guilds, there was someone to record what happened. That historic recorder became the Municipal Clerk. This is the function which we are most associated with: recording actions that happen in official meetings including minutes, resolutions, and ordinances. [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” […]
Toni Taber | San José, Santa Clara County
Toni J. Taber, is the City Clerk of the City of San José. Born in the Bay Area, Ms. Taber has been a lifelong California resident. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from California State University, Sacramento. A member of Mock Trial and Mock Congress in High School, Ms. Taber has always had a passion to serve the community. This passion drove her to leave her career in Marketing in 2006 and become a municipal clerk to assist others in learning how they can make their community work better.
Ms. Taber has served as the Clerk to the Boards for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, and the City Clerk at the City of Covina. She earned her certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and is working towards her Master Municipal Clerk designation. She serves as a mentor to new City Clerks through the City Clerks Association of California and to employees at the City of San José through their Mentorship program.
Ms. Taber met her husband Joe on America Online in 1997, and they have been married since 1999. Together they have four children: Molly, Morgan, and Lucas. They also are raising a dog, Maisie; a cat, Poto; and a rabbit, Oreo. Her hobbies are defending the Oxford Comma, reading, and debating pop culture with her children.