City Secretary's Department


The mission of the City Secretary Department is to record all actions of the City Council, guarantee the authenticity and provide for the safekeeping and retrieval of all official documents, administer city elections and the city's records management program, and fulfill public information requests.

Description of Operations

The city secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by and responsible to the mayor and City Council, and is charged with attending and accurately recording the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the City Council.

The city secretary is also the custodian of all official records of the city and is the records management officer. As such, the secretary administers the city's records management program with procedures developed for creating and filing active records, storing inactive records, and imaging, purging, and preserving records. The secretary also has custodial authority for all city records and provides support to all departments and divisions in records management procedures. Additionally, when the secretary receives requests for public information, appropriate records are provided to requesting agencies and individuals. The city secretary holds and maintains the city seal, affixing it to all instruments requiring such seal.

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