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Brownwood City Secretary swears in councilman Ed McMillan in June 2015.
Christi Wynn said she’s a quiet person and she likes the quietness of her office at Brownwood City Hall.
Wynn, a 1992 graduate of Brownwood High School, works as Brownwood city secretary. Although she doesn’t seek attention, her name is often called at city council meetings — sometimes to read new ordinances the council has just approved, sometimes to swear in new elected officials or new police officers, as examples.
City Manager Emily Crawford called Wynn’s name at Tuesday’s council meeting, congratulating her for being featured in the quarterly newsletter of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association newsletter. Wynn was featured with other city secretaries who have earned a certification called Texas Registered Municipal Clerks.
Wynn said it took two years for her to earn the certification, which required preparation including seminars and tests.
“I felt very honored to be asked to be featured,” Wynn said.
While her job requires her to be knowledgeable about laws and procedures in many topics including election law and municipal law, a city secretary needs be friendly and good with the public, Wynn said.
“I love my job,” Wynn said. “I love the people I work with. The council’s great. She said the job can be stressful, as there are “lots of deadlines. It’s a broad spectrum of things you have to know.”
Wynn said she’s also department head of the Brownwood Municipal Court and community service coordinator.
Wynn said she attended the now-closed Central Texas Commercial College after high school, where she trained for clerical work. “I was just trying to find my way after high school,” she said.
Wynn worked for West Texas Printing for five years, and began working for the City of Brownwood in 1999 as code enforcement secretary and receptionist. She was promoted to deputy city secretary and became city secretary in 2009.
Wynn and her husband, Joey, are the parents of two daughters.
City secretary ’honored’ to be featured in newsletter
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