The City Clerk serves as a vital cornerstone in ensuring the smooth functioning of our local government. With a range of essential responsibilities, our office plays a fundamental role in upholding the transparency and accountability that citizens expect and deserve. We take pride in our commitment to preserving the city's historical records, facilitating municipal elections, and providing a gateway for citizens to engage with their government. Our dedicated team is here to serve you and to assist with various administrative functions that keep our city running effectively and efficiently.
As the City Clerk, our key responsibilities encompass:
- Acting as the qualifying officer for municipal elections, ensuring the democratic process proceeds smoothly.
- Administering oaths and affirmations, reinforcing the integrity of official actions and declarations.
- Processing applications for Boards and Committees, facilitating civic engagement and citizen involvement.
- Attesting official documents, certifying the authenticity of important records and transactions.
- Overseeing the city's records management program, which includes maintaining a formal system and preserving historical records for future generations.
- Assisting in the preparation of official documents that are essential to the functioning of our local government.
- Maintaining comprehensive cemetery records and oversees the upkeep of cemetery property in conjunction with Parks & Recreation.
- Recording and preserving the minutes of the City Council, as well as those of the Citizens Police Review Board, Economic Development Advisory Board, Environmental Advisory Board, Audit Committee, and Nuisance Abatement Board.
- Handling research requests for public records from citizens, council members, and city staff.
- Supervising the sale of cemetery plots, ensuring this process is conducted with care and respect for those we serve.
Our office is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and transparency, and we are here to assist you with any inquiries or requirements you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any support or information you may need.