Germaine Key, City Clerk

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Contact Info:
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Phone: (909) 350-7655


During the March 22, 2022, City Council meeting, former Parks, Community, and Human Services Commissioner, Germaine Key, accepted an appointment to the remaining term as Fontana City Clerk. The former commissioner took a sworn oath of office as City Clerk, conducted by Mayor Acquanetta Warren and members of the City Council.

City Clerk Key brings a wealth of professional work experience and education with her to this office. Having completed over forty-five years of government work experience, both with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, a brief stint with the private sector in Michigan, and 17 years in the position as Division Chief, with the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, City Clerk Key is more than ready for her next professional venture.

City Clerk Key holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Detroit, a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master's Degree in Social Work, also from Eastern Michigan University.

“Participation in civic engagement is critical to any community. As Elected City Clerk, I hold dear the voting process and voting accessibility. I plan to use my skills and knowledge to enhance the work of this vital office,” remarked Key. “I look forward to my new journey”.

City Clerk Key is currently a member of the Fontana Women’s Club and Fontana Historical Society. She is currently a Board Member of the Providence Master’s Condo Owner’s Association at which time she holds the office as President. Lastly, City Clerk Key is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, as well as a recent member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

City Clerk Key has two adult daughters and four grandchildren residing in both Fontana and Ontario, California.  She is a native of Detroit, Michigan.