The City of Clare is seeking applicants to fill a part-time clerical/financial/elections assistant
position within the city clerk’s department. This position offers a competitive hourly wage
of $11.85 per hour plus benefits. Normal work schedule will be twenty hours per week,
Monday through Friday with occasional evening work. Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft
Office applications. Knowledge of BS&A software applications and municipal operations a
plus. Please submit an application, letter of interest, resume, and three current professional
references to the attention of the City Clerk, City of Clare, 202 W. Fifth Street, Clare,
Michigan 48617. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10,
2018. A job description including the required and desired qualifications is available on the
city’s website here or may be picked up at Clare City Hall.
The City of Clare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Published December 31, 2017
The City of Clare, in partnership with the Clare County Arts Council and the Clare Railroad Depot Committee, has been awarded a grant of $51,874 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 494 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2015 funding.
The grant funds will used to rehabilitate a portion of the historic Clare Railroad Depot to create a first-ever, permanent site and address for the Clare County Arts Council, which presently borrows and uses locations and spaces throughout Clare County for its meetings, art and education training classes, and its many, highly diversified art and culture programs.
Completion of the project will greatly enhance the Clare County Arts Council’s ability to strengthen its existing art and cultural programs; expand and create new programs; and enable a greater outreach of and for those programs.
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. To complete this portion of the capital project, the Clare Railroad Depot Committee will contribute nearly $80,000 and the local business and private community will volunteer nearly $30,000 in professional trade skills, labor, and sweat-equity.
The local match funds for this project are available due to the generous donations and outstanding support from the Greater Clare Area Community. Major contributors include the MidMichigan Community Action Agency, Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Strosacker Foundation, the Clare County Community Foundation, the DTE Foundation, Chemical Bank, Chicago Vessel Fueling Company, the Clare Irish Committee, the Clare County Arts Council, AJ & Sandy Doherty, Robert Knapp, Anna Pryor, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, and innumerable businesses and individuals who are committed to local historic preservation and share a passion for promotion of local art and culture programs. Fund-raising efforts for this and all projects related to the preservation and rehabilitation of the historic Clare RR Depot are ongoing and are primarily attributed to the dedicated efforts of the Clare Depot Committee, the Clare Area Arts Council, the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, and a local group of railroad aficionados.
The MCACA peer review process used to select grant recipients allows for each application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and cultural professionals. This ensures that taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all Michigan residents and visitors, will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of Michigan grant recipients is available by contacting MCACA at 517.241.4011 or by visiting the MCACA website, www.michiganbusiness.org/arts.
This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Published February 4, 2015