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For Immediate Release: Jan. 10, 2008

Goodyear names new city clerk

GOODYEAR, AZ – Deputy City Clerk Lynn J. Mulhall has been promoted to the position of city clerk, and will officially assume those duties on February 4. After 20 years with the city of Goodyear, City Clerk Dee Cockrum is retiring, effective February 1.


Lynn Mulhall joined the city of Goodyear in April 1997, and is currently Deputy City Clerk. Prior to that, Mulhall worked with Mat-Su Borough School District in Palmer, Alaska, from 1983 to 1996. There she served as payroll personnel technician, assistant payroll supervisor, personnel specialist, and as administrative assistant to the superintendent and school board for her last six years there.


Mulhall is a member of the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She is a member of the AMCA Executive Board and was recently appointed President. Mulhall is also a member of the Certified Public Managers Association, and an Arizona Notary.


A Certified Municipal Clerk, Mulhall is certified by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She earned her Certified Public Manager from Arizona State University. She became a Certified Municipal Election Officer through the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and a Certified Election Officer through Arizona Secretary of State. Most recently, Mulhall received certification as Master Municipal Clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.


Cockrum first came to work with the city as a secretary in 1988. She was quickly promoted to administrative assistant, and then became city clerk in 1995.


“Dee Cockrum has helped shape the city of Goodyear, and we are deeply grateful for all she has done,” said Interim City Manager Brian Dalke. “Her professionalism and commitment has been a cornerstone of strength for our city. Over the past two decades, she has helped shape the course of the city’s growth. With attention to detail and a keen sense of integrity, Dee Cockrum has assembled and supervised a talented staff that has grown in size and skill, meeting the needs of this growing community.”


As historian of the city, Cockrum has helped preserve the local history. She has been responsible for managing all city documents and records. Cockrum was instrumental in bringing live streaming video to city council meetings and in making Goodyear the third city in the nation to produce council agendas electronically. She is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and is a past president of the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association.


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749