The Office of the City Clerk is dedicated to the proper function of government and, as such, is committed to effective legislative processes, information management and the continued preservation of City policies and actions. The City Clerk’s mission is to provide quality and friendly services to his/her customers, the general public, City Commission, City Manager, City staff and other agencies in a timely, efficient and professional manner.
The Clerk attends all City Commission meetings, as well as administrative staff meetings, and administers all municipal legislative processes. This includes scheduling, agenda development and the conformation of all City Commission business. The City Clerk is the official custodian of the City’s corporate seal and records to include the City Charter, contracts, deeds, ordinances, resolutions, leases, easements and minutes of all City Commission meetings. In addition, the City Clerk’s Office maintains the City’s Municipal Code, provides research support to the City Commission, administration and the public and is responsible for the publishing of legal notices for public hearings.
The City Clerk’s Office is also responsible for the management of all municipal elections, including the administration of candidate statements, ballot measures, impartial analyses and legal advertising. Additionally, the City Clerk coordinates boards and committees that advise the City Commission, manages compliance with City and State conflict of interest law, administers oaths and receives and records petitions, claims, lawsuits and official notices for the City.