City Clerk Bio

Dawn Abrahamson

As City Clerk for the City of Vallejo, Ms. Abrahamson's primary responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing the activities of the City Clerk's Office. Ms. Abrahamson has over 30 years of experience working in municipal government. Her career began with the City of Pinole in 1984 where she served in a variety of capacities including Deputy City Clerk and staff to the Pinole Centennial Committee and Youth Commission. Ms. Abrahamson performed all duties and responsibilities of both the elected City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk. Prior to coming to Vallejo, she served as City Clerk in Pleasanton and Fremont.

Ms. Abrahamson has served on numerous committees of the City Clerk's Association of California including president. She received the President's Award of Distinction in 2002 in recognition for her contribution to both the City Clerks' Association of California and her community, and in 2008, received the President's Award of Distinction in honor and recognition of her professional achievements in the category of Legislative Procedures. In 2009, Ms. Abrahamson received the "Clerk of the Year" award in recognition of her contributions to the City of Fremont and its community and in recognition of her many professional contributions to the City Clerk's Association of California (CCAC). In April of 2017, Ms. Abrahamson received the "Pat Hammers Spirit Award" in recognition of her devotion to promoting the advancement and professional growth in clerks and the profession.

In May 2018, Ms. Abrahamson was officially installed as one of two Region IX Directors to the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Board of Directors. Region IX Directors represent the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Ms. Abrahamson and her hearing canine companion, Every, are currently active volunteers for Canine Companions for Independence and a part of the Leadership Team for the East Bay Chapter. Ms. Abrahamson is past participant with Team & Training, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society having volunteered as both Honoree Captain and marathon runner.

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