2009 Clerk Of The Year – Vickie Asher

vicki asherVickie has been employed as the Chief Clerk for the Garland County District Court for nine years and received her certification in 2004. Prior to coming to the Court, she was employed as a paralegal in a law firm for 10 years. Vickie serves under two elected district judges, is responsible for the day to day operations of district court and supervises 9 employees. During her tenure, she has served under Judges Marcia Hearnsberger, Ralph Ohm, David Switzer, and Lynn Williams.

Vickie was nominated for this honor by Judge Ralph Ohm and Judge David Switzer for her exemplary service to the Garland County District Court and to the Arkansas District and City Court Clerks’ Association. Vickie has volunteered many hours for the Association by serving on the Executive Board and various committees. She has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Second Vice-President, and is currently serving as First Vice-President. She served on the certification committee for six years four as chairperson. She is also a member of National Association of Court Manager. She was selected by Administrative Office of the Courts to attend the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management Facility Development Training. She is certified by the Institute for Court Management to teach CourTools which is one of the Court Performance Standards. She has been appointed by the Supreme Court to serve on the Court Automation Committee.

Vickie has been married to Larry for 29 years and they have two children, Clint, 26, and Codi, 24. Clint and his wife Tina have blessed Vickie and Larry with 4 grandchildren, Cade, 8, Malaki, 6, and twins, Aubre and Audrina, born in July 2008. Newlyweds Codi and Justin Jones live in Granbury, Texas. Vickie enjoys watching any sporting event her grandsons are involved. She also enjoys traveling, genealogy, gardening, and spending time with Codi in Texas.

Comments from Vickie:

I want to thank Judge Ohm and Judge Switzer for having enough confidence in me to nominate me for this award. Thank you to the Clerk of the Year Committee for your consideration. I also want to thank my wonderful staff who I share this award. Without them it would not have been possible for me to donate as much time to advancing the Arkansas District and City Court Clerks’ Association. I would encourage everyone to be a part of the Association whether you have the time to serve on a committee or just attend the certification meetings. The Association is a wonderful way to network with other courts and to gain additional knowledge that will help you in improving the quality of services in your court. Again, thank you for this tremendous honor!