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Santa Monica Has a New City Clerk

She Served as Interim City Clerk Since December Following the Retirement of Denise Anderson-Warren

The Santa Monica City Council has appointed Nikima Newsome as the new City Clerk. Her appointment is effective immediately, with an annual salary of $230,784.

Newsome, who has been with the City Clerk’s Office for five years, has served as interim city clerk since December 2023 following the retirement of Denise Anderson-Warren. Before joining Santa Monica, Newsome served the Township of Mount Holly in New Jersey for five years as township clerk, deputy registrar, and purchasing agent. She also held the position of deputy clerk of council for the Cuyahoga County Council in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Being a city clerk has been my passion since I was introduced to the field, and I am incredibly honored and humbled to do what I love in the city I have come to love,” Newsome said in a news release. “I am so excited to usher in a new dynamic and energy to the City Clerk’s Office.”

Newsome holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgian Court University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Dayton. She is certified as a Certified Municipal Clerk and a Master Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and she is a licensed Registered Municipal Clerk and Qualified Purchasing Agent in New Jersey.

“Ms. Newsome’s depth of experience and leadership makes her the perfect choice for our next city clerk,” said Mayor Phil Brock in a news release. “We’ve seen her navigate the interim role with the utmost professionalism, and I know we are in the best hands as she continues as our permanent city clerk.”

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