City Secretary

City Secretary Responsibilities

The city secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The position of City Secretary is a statutory position required by state law.

In addition to the statutory duties of the position, the City Secretary serves to enhance public participation in municipal government and safeguard the democratic government process through transparent open government and open records. Additional responsibilities of the city secretary include:

  • Annual Budget
  • Boards and Commissions
  • City Council Administrative Support
  • City Council Services
  • Elections
  • Open Records/Open Meetings
  • Ordinances and Resolutions
  • Records Custodian/Records Management Officer

Additional Duties

In addition to the duties listed above, the city secretary:

  • Develops and oversees the city secretary and council budgets
  • Maintains all council committee's minutes
  • Posts all legal notices and agendas
  • Publishes legal ads and notices for the city
  • Serves as custodian of the city corporate seal and attests the mayor's signature on all official documents
  • Serves as parliamentarian for the council
  • Serves as the Human Resource Director