City Clerk/Finance Director

The City Clerk/Finance Director is responsible for the City's records management, minutes taking, accepting and responding to open records requests, occupational and alcohol licensing, financial management and reporting, payroll, accounts payable, general human resources responsibilities and maintaining employee files, worker’s compensation, liability claims and benefits reporting.

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Julie Angel Sanders, CMC
City Clerk/Finance Director

Email: jsanders@cityofwatkinsville.com
Phone: 706-769-5161
Address:
191 VFW Drive
P.O. Box 27
Watkinsville, Georgia  30677

Education and/or Certifications: Internationally Certified Municipal Clerk since June 15, 2007 (achieving CMC status through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks); City Clerk  through The University of Georgia’s Georgia Clerks Masters Education Program since September 8, 2014; Certified City Clerk through The University of Georgia/Georgia Municipal Association/Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers’ Association since September 22, 1999; Graduate of Leadership Oconee XIX;  Member of the Georgia Association of Business and Tax Officials; Notary Public since 2008; Serves as Election Qualifying Officer for the City of Watkinsville; Served as District 5 Director for the Georgia Municipal Association for two terms; 1989 Honors Graduate of Morgan County High School. Other certificates include: Georgia Municipal Association Revenue Administration, Occupational Tax Law & Alcoholic Beverage License, Code of Ethics, Delinquent Tax Collections, Governmental Fund Revenue Sources, Municipal Court Clerk Certification, Security and Integrity Certificate through Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Citizens’ Firearm Training

Professional Experience:

  • City of Watkinsville: September 3, 1996 to Present: City Clerk, Finance Director and Human Resources Manager
  • Athens Orthopedic Clinic: September 1996 – May 2005: Medical Transcriptionist (Part-time); April 1993 – September 1996: Administrative Assistant, Medical Transcriptionist, Secretary; August 1989 – April 1993: Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Morgan County Superior Court: March 1988 – July 1989: Secretary
  • Madison/Morgan Cultural Center: June 1987 – February 1988: Data Entry Clerk

Personal Information: Julie was born in Cumming, Georgia. She has been a native of Morgan County, Georgia since she was two years old. She has one daughter, Randa (21 years old). She loves God and spending time with her family. She enjoys road trips, coffee, karaoke, dancing, soap making, and other craft activities.