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.
Niko Vangjeli was appointed as the City Clerk in March 2020. Clerk Vangjeli has worked in public service for more than 10 years and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Clark University. He is a first generation American who moved to Worcester from Albania in 2001. Vangjeli is passionate about local government and enjoys assisting Worcester residents with accessing clerk service and explaining the City Council and election processes.
You may contact City Clerk Vangjeli at City Hall by calling 508-799-1121 or via email Vangjelin@worcesterma.gov.
Stephen A.J. Pottle currently serves as the Deputy City Clerk in the City of Worcester. A.J. was born in Worcester, MA and has lived in the City his entire life, except for four years away while earning his undergraduate degree in History from Boston College. Upon returning to Worcester, A.J. also received his master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Clark University. During his time working in the City Clerk's Office, A.J. has endeavored to build meaningful connections with other residents in the community and to provide clear direction and guidance to individuals interested in learning more about their local government. A.J. enjoys spending his free time with his family, friends and dog, as well as playing sports and music.
You may contact Deputy City Clerk Pottle at City Hall by calling 508-799-1124 or via email PottleA@worcesterma.gov.
Clare M. Robbins currently serves as the Assistant City Clerk in the City of Worcester. Clare was born in Worcester, MA and attended Saint Anselm College, where she graduated with a degree in Politics and Gender Studies. Clare lived in Manchester, NH for several years working for the federal government before returning to Worcester to work in City Hall as Chief of Staff to the City Council. While working in the City Clerk's Office, Clare has prioritized community engagement, accessibility to elected officials and educating residents about Elections and City Council processes. Clare is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Clark University.
You may contact Assistant City Clerk Robbins at City Hall by calling 508-799-1121 or via email RobbinsC@worcesterma.gov.
Luis A. Castillo currently serves as the Assistant City Clerk in the City of Worcester. Luis Castillo was born in Worcester, MA and attended Quinnipiac University where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Prior to joining the City Clerk department, Luis worked for the City Manager's Office and the Department of Public Facilities for the City of Worcester. Luis is passionate about customer service and assisting Worcester residents in English and Spanish. Luis is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Clark University.
You may contact Assistant City Clerk Castillo at City Hall by calling 508-799-1134 or via email CastilloL@worcesterma.gov