The position of City Clerk is one of the oldest and most important government positions in existence. Today, only the position of mayor is more common in municipal government. The City Clerk provides clerical and information services to the Mayor and City Council, and City departments.
The City Clerk ensures accurate recording of City Council meetings and public hearings, maintains the city codes, policies and procedures, and provides records management services including retrieval and storage of historical records. The City Clerk oversees the clerical staff, the telephone communications center, and maintenance of city hall.