The City Clerk is elected by the City Council and is the keeper of the City records entrusted to his/her care. The Clerk, when requested, attests to the validity of City records. These include records of birth, marriage, death, residency, ordinances, City Council actions, voter and business registration and many others.
In addition, the City Clerk acts as the Clerk of the City Council by preparing the agendas for their meetings and those of the Standing Committees of the City Council. The Clerk's signature is required for all actions of the City as to orders, ordinances and appropriations.
Finally, the City Clerk provides operational and administrative support to the Board of Election Commissioners.