Licking County Municipal Clerk's Office
Licking County Municipal Clerk's Office

Biography for Marcia J. Phelps, Clerk of Court


  • Born: November 21, 1952 to Paul and Martha Hill
  • Mother of two sons:
    • Shawn Phelps, Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
      • Graduate of Ashland University-May 1997
        • Two Grandsons - Seth & Alex Phelps
    • Justin Phelps, 1999 Graduate of Newark High School
      • Former Operator License 1 - Newark Water Distribution


  • Serving as your full time Municipal Court Clerk
  • Nine (9) years management experience with two local financial institutions
  • Fourteen (14) years experience in land title search, closing land transfers and marketing with Title First Agency, Inc. and Stewart Title.
  • 1983-1996 Newark City Councilperson (both in a Ward and At-Large)
  • Managed and organized all political campaigns
  • Served on all Newark City Council Committees, also served as Council President Pro-Tem and Council Chaplain
  • Elected Licking County Commissioner term commencing January 3, 1997 to January 3, 2001 - (First Woman elected in Licking County as County Commissioner) - Served as a full time Commissioner
  • Re-Elected Licking County Commissioner term commencing January 3, 2001 to January 3, 2005 - Served as a full time Commissioner
  • Re-Elected L.C. Jan 3, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007 served full time until elected Municipal Court Clerk
  • Past Vice-President of Board of County Commissioners
  • Solid Waste District Board, Past President
  • Past Member & Chairperson of the Licking County Transit Board
  • Past Chairperson for Project Impact Steering Committee
  • Past Chairperson for the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Board
  • Board of Trustees for County Commissioners Association of Ohio
  • Past President of the Southeast District County Commissioners/Engineers Association
  • Member of the Licking County Planning Commission
  • Member of the Licking County Area Transportation Study for the Board of Commissioners
  • Member of MORPC representing the Board of Commissioners
  • Workforce Investment Act Joint Policy Board Member
  • Past Farmland Preservation Coordination Committee Member
  • Past Board of Directors for Children and Families First Council
  • Past Chair of the Census 2000 Committee
  • Member of Licking County Corrections Planning Board
  • Past Chairperson for Licking County Ohio Bicentennial Commission
  • Past Board Member CVB & LCCVB.


  • Member - Ohio Association of Municipal Court Clerks
  • Member - Ohio Association¬†for Court Administration
  • Licking County Township Trustees and Clerks Association
  • Parent/Teachers Association (Past)
  • Newark Football Parents Club (Past)
  • Fraternal Order of Police Ladies Auxiliary (Past)
  • American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 85
  • Building Industry Association - Associate Member
  • Licking County Board of Realtors Associate Member
  • Chamber of Commerce (Newark/Licking County; Pataskala; Past Johnstown)
  • Licking County Democratic Central Committee
  • Y.W.C.A. Board Member (Past)
  • Family Counseling Services Board Member, KNA-The Woodlands (Past)
  • United Way Campaign Chairman for 2000 and Past Vice President of Board of Directors for United Way
  • Board of Trustees of Licking County Community Health Care
  • Past Board Member of Newark Alliance Board of Directors
  • Farm Bureau Member - Past Member of the Program and Education Committee
  • Past Board of Trustees East Mound Community Development