Kendall 2018 county clerk of the year

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Kendall receives the award from New York City Registrar
and New York State Association of County Clerks
President Annette Hill

POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall has been
named 2018 County Clerk of the Year by fellow members of the New York
State Association of County Clerks.

Kendall is serving in his 12th year as county clerk and was hailed by
his peers for his leadership and business style approach to the operations
of the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office.

During his tenure, Kendall has modernized the streamlined operations while
generating over $9 million in surplus and has been instrumental in instituting
several new programs including Renew Local First, Return the FAVOR, and
acceptance of electronic recording and filing of land and legal documents.

In late 2017, the “Think Differently” backscanning project
in collaboration with Abilities First, a local nonprofit agency, began
indexing and digitizing documents providing for ease of access to documents
and meaningful employment training to the non-traditional workforce.