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Nancy Blankenship, County Clerk

Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship took office in January 2003; her current term expires in January 2015.

Nancy BlankenshipDeschutes County Clerk from 2003 until present
The County Clerk's Office is responsible for election administration, recording property transactions, issue marriage licenses, archiving and records storage, Board of Property Tax Appeals, passports and more.

Oregon Association of County Clerks committees:
Zone, Legislative, Resolutions, Disaster Planning Task Force, Chair, Help America Vote Act HHS Grant Funding, Association of Oregon Counties District Rep, 2011 NW Elections Conference

2004 Secretary of State (SOS) Pioneer Award for Voter Friendly Ballot Project, 2006 SOS Appreciation to the Success of the Oregon Centralized Voter Registration Project

Prior Experience:
City of Redmond City Recorder December 24, 1987 – December 31, 2002
Assistant to the City Recorder/Finance Director June 9, 1986 –December 23, 1987
Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders: Various committees, board member, 1990 President’s Award of Distinction, 2001 first recipient of the Kathy Ishiara Scholarship

Current Memberships and Community Involvement:
Oregon Association of County Clerks
County GIS Management Committee
International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers
The Election Center
Quota International of Central Oregon

International Institute of Municipal Clerks (University of Washington): Certified Municipal Clerk in 1992
Oregon Association of County Clerks: Certified County Clerk in 2007
Election Center: Certified Election/Registration Administrator - Graduation Fall 2011
Central Oregon Community College (COCC): AS Degree, Business Technology/Management

Previous Memberships/Community Involvement:
City of Redmond Centennial Committee
Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders
International Institute of Municipal Clerks
Association of Records Managers and Administrators
COCC North Campus Advisory Committee, and COCC Advisory Committee
Soroptimist International of Redmond

Nancy has lived in Central Oregon most of her life, attended the Redmond schools and Central Oregon Community College. She has been married for over 30 years to her husband, Mike. She enjoys gardening, jet skiing, reading and spending time with friends and family.

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Clerk's Office


Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Services that stop at 4:00 p.m. daily:
Issuing Marriage Licenses
Processing Passport Applications
Recording Real Property Documents


Deschutes Services Building
1300 NW Wall Street, 2nd Floor
Bend, OR 97701

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 6005
Bend, OR 97708-6005




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