Perinton Town Clerk Jennifer West announced today that she will soon retire from her position as Town Clerk. West will resign her position effective April 29, 2022. After serving as Town Clerk and Tax Receiver for more than thirteen years, West’s decision to retire was prompted by family medical issues.
“It has been the honor of my professional life to serve the Town of Perinton residents as Town Clerk and Tax Receiver for the past thirteen years,” said West.“The Town of Perinton is truly a special place due to our wonderful residents, town officials, and dedicated staff. Thank you all for your trust, friendship, and the incredible honor to serve as your Perinton Town Clerk.”
West has served as Perinton Town Clerk since January of 2009. Of her many professional undertakings, one of Jen’s most notable accomplishments was her election as President of the Monroe County Town Clerk and Tax Receivers’ Association. Additionally, Jen was listed twice on the Municipal Clerks Honor Roll, most recently in 2021, when she was the only Clerk in Monroe County to receive the designation.
West has provided exceptional service to Town of Perinton residents throughout her tenure, offering expanded services such as passports, E-Z PASS tags, marriage licenses, hunting and fishing permits, and more. In total, West spent more than 16 years in service to the Town of Perinton.
“Jen has served our community with integrity, professionalism, and an outstanding level of customer service. Under Jen’s leadership, the Perinton Town Clerk’s Office has the fewest employees per resident and provides more services than any other Clerk’s Office in Monroe County,” said Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna. “Jen’s passion for customer service and tireless dedication will live-on through her many lasting contributions to the Town of Perinton, the Clerk’s Office, and our entire community. I thank Jen for her outstanding service and wish her all the best in a very well-earned retirement.”
West plans to remain in the Town of Perinton and spend time caring for family during retirement.
West continued, “The decision to retire was not reached easily; it took great reflection, thought, and consultation with my family. Unfortunately, I’ve recently experienced certain personal events that were unforeseen when I ran for re-election in November. At this time, my focus needs to be on my family, some of whom experienced critical medical issues that require my full-time involvement and assistance in their lives. Our current Town Clerk staff is experienced, responsible and dedicated. I am confident that they will assist my replacement in order to guarantee a smooth transition and continue to provide the excellent and professional services our residents deserve and have come to expect.”
The Town Supervisor and Town Board will soon appoint West’s successor as Town Clerk.