City of La Marque
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
My name is Rosemary Bell, Court Administrator for the City of La Marque. I have been with the City of La Marque since September 2014. I have worked in the municipal court field for over fifteen years. I began my career at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where I served as a Clerk Offender Records Specialist. Prior to working for La Marque Municipal Court as a Court Administrator, I was employed by Alvin Municipal Court and Pearland Municipal Court. During my tenure at Alvin Municipal Court and Pearland Municipal Court, I held Deputy Court Clerk and the Court Official Record Specialist position. In 2018, I completed the Institute for Court Management program through the National Center for State Courts and Texas Municipal Court Education Center to be designated as a Certified Court Manager (CCM). I participated in the Texas Court Clerks Certification Program in cooperation with Texas State University. I became a Certified Municipal Court Clerk (CMCC) in 2015, the highest accomplishment in the State Of Texas.
I'm a member of the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA), Texas Municipal Court Association (TMCA), National Association for Court Management (NACM), and Texas Marshal Association (TMA). The City of La Marque has been significantly supported by providing employees to further their skills, which I'm very grateful for. I am currently attending the University of Houston, Certified Public Manager training sponsored by the City of La Marque. I share the city's vision of working towards a more just and equitable world by demonstrating integrity, expanding transparency, and building trust. I have demonstrated this commitment by focusing on our citizens' needs and public trust by establishing paperless court operations, online internet payments, upgrading to Incode 10 to ease cash flow and records management, and executing a virtual court system. Therefore, making our court operation more efficiently, expeditiously and administering justice fairly ensures trust and accountability are exemplified to the public we serve. I look forward to pursuing it. With this opportunity, I can advance my leadership skills, gain more insight into how the local government operates, broaden my networking and communication skills, and enhance my development and mentoring skills.
The court clerk plays an essential role in assuring the courts' integrity and efficiency and maintaining public confidence in the Texas judicial system's fairness. We not only perform the administrative work of the courts, such as caseflow and records management, filing, collecting court costs and fines, but we also help shape the public's perception of the Texas judicial system by acting as a liaison between the public and judiciary. We must find the proper balance among public servants, court clerks, city employees, and individuals. Public officials and employees view local courts as essential, independent arbiters of justice. Courts are viewed as institutions necessary to the fair enforcement of laws that preserve public safety and promote quality of life in our community. Family is important to me, and I enjoy time spent with my children. I love the outdoors, kayaking, camping, hiking, and fishing.
Join us in celebration as we highlight the many #WonderWomen that serve our great city!
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