Notary of the Year

2016 Notary of the Year

Jerry Burley

Jerry Burley, Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer at Freedom Bank in Columbia Falls, was recently selected as the 2016 Montana Notary of the Year. Jerry has been a notary for almost twenty years, beginning at the start of his banking career fresh out of high school. The job required him to be a notary, so he became one. “It’s the conversations I have with them while they sign and getting to know them,” Jerry said is the reason he enjoys providing notary services to his customers.

Jerry epitomizes what it means to be a professional notary public. He was chosen from a strong field of nominees for demonstrating exceptional services and high standards of practice.

The Montana Notary of the Year award was implemented in 2009 in an effort recognize the invaluable work done by thousands of notaries in Montana every day. Nominees were evaluated on their longevity, variety of documents notarized, use of the notary journal, community involvement, and exceptional notary service. Jerry joins an impressive group of previous winners, representing the very best of Montana’s notaries public.

Because he was named Montana Notary of the year, Jerry is automatically nominated for the National Notary of the Year award given annually by the National Notary Association. Three previous Montana winners were finalists for the national award.


All Notary of the Year Winners

Sabrina Hallsten, Montana's Notary of the Year 2015

Sabrina Hallsten
2015 Montana Notary of the Year
Helena, Montana
Luxan & Murfitt

Gayle Doney, Montana's Notary of the Year 2014

Gayle Doney
2014 Montana Notary of the Year
Lewistown, Montana
Montana Tenth Judicial District Court

Tara Bradford, Montana's Notary of the Year 2013

Tara Bradford
2013 Montana Notary of the Year
Bozeman, Montana
Encompass

Elwood English, Montana's Notary of the Year 2011

H. Elwood English
2011 Montana Notary of the Year
Billings, Montana
Montana Notary Guild

Carolyn Barton, Montana's Notary of the Year 2010

Carolyn Barton
2010 Montana Notary of the Year
Kalispell, Montana
Glacier Bank

Debra Kelly, Montana's Notary of the Year 2009

Debra Kelly 
2009 Montana Notary of the Year
Livingston, Montana
Sky Federal Credit Union