Forsyth County’s clerk of Superior Court said he was honored to be chosen recently for a top award among his peers.
Greg G. Allen was named the Clerk of the Year by the Ninth District Council of Superior Court Clerks during its annual meeting at the Gwinnett County Justice Center.
“I’m just completing my first term and still consider myself a learner and a youngster among clerks,” Allen said. “To be voted and recognized by your peers as clerk of the year is very exciting and humbling.”
David Wall, Ninth District chairman and Habersham County Clerk of Superior Court, said the award was for Allen’s “outstanding contributions to other clerks, the citizens of Forsyth County and the state of Georgia.”
Allen, who was elected to the clerk’s post in 2008, also serves as the legislative chairman for the Clerks of Superior Court of Georgia.
He was recently appointed to serve on the Next Generation Courts Commission, which was created to determine what the court system should look like in 20 years and develop a strategy for implementation.
Allen said the award would not have been possible without the work of his staff at the Forsyth County courthouse.
“They take care of the day-to-day operations of the clerk’s office and take their work very seriously, allowing me to focus on the long-term needs of the office and implement new procedures to improve our efficiency in serving the public,” Allen said.
“Even though I’ve been in office less than four years, people understand that I am committed to doing the right thing. Being recognized by veteran clerks at this early juncture makes me proud of the contributions of my employees and signals that we are doing our work the right way.”
The local clerk’s office is in charge of Superior and State Court criminal and civil filings, as well as the traffic violations bureau.
The clerk is the custodian of all land and property records in the county, serves as jury manager for the court system and approves notaries public.