2014 Clerk of the Year – Melba Russell

Melba RussellMelba has worked for the Hot Spring County District Court, Malvern Department for 22 years.  She is currently serving under Judge Sherry Burnett, who nominated her for this honor.  Melba was nominated for her exceptional attitude as demonstrated by her ability to keep her team motivated and by handling each job function and challenge with a smile.  Melba received her certification in 1997 and has earned 18 updates since certification.  The Malvern District Court was the first court in Arkansas to go live on the Contexte program, which was in 2007.  Since implementation of the software in her court, she has spent countless hours training and helping other courts as they transition to Contexte.  Melba has also served as an At-Large Representative on the Association’s Board.

Judge Burnett wanted to recognize Melba for her skills and professionalism and because she is a valued employee to the Court and to the City of Malvern.