Office of the City Clerk Recognition

Norma S. Rodriguez
City of San Antonio

NormaSRodriguezNorma S. Rodriguez, CMC, retired as City Clerk of San Antonio, Texas in 2002, after 32 years. She served as City Clerk since December 1979 (23 years). Prior to her appointment by the City Council, she had served as Assistant City Clerk since 1975. Ms. Rodriguez is the first Hispanic Woman appointed as City Clerk and is currently the longest tenured City Clerk in the history of the City of San Antonio. In January 2005, The Mayor and City Council named her City Clerk Emeritus and also renamed the Municipal Council Chamber in her honor, the "Norma S. Rodriguez Municipal Council Chamber".

Mrs. Rodriguez is a native San Antonian, a graduate of the University of North Texas Certified Municipal Clerks Program and earned an Associates Degree in Public Administration from San Antonio College. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake High School.

Ms. Rodriguez is married to Arthur S. Rodriguez, and has two sons, Michael and A.J.Rodriguez, and three grandchildren, Alexandra, Arthur John and Isabella Carolina.

Some of Ms. Rodriguez' achievements include receiving $200,000 in state and federal grants for the binding of the historic Council Minutes. With her oversight, she developed an in-house plan with records retention.

Ms. Rodriguez also secured and hosted the successful 56th Annual Conference of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in San Antonio in May 2002 with 1,800 attendees, including delegates from 15 foreign countries.

As President of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Ms. Rodriguez was responsible for the re-structuring of its Committee functions. During her tenure, Norma was primarily responsible for the National Municipal Clerks Association of Portugal becoming an affiliated member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

Ms. Rodriguez has remained active by serving as a member of the Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee for the Main Plaza Redevelopment. She has also served as a member of the City/County Integration Committee (County Appointee).