The City Clerk's Department provides central reception, clerical, and administrative support to all city departments, all official records and actions of the City Council, and the Arts Commission.
The Clerk's Office consists of the city clerk, a deputy city clerk, and two part-time receptionists/office assistants.
The Clerk's Office issues/processes:
City business licenses are issued in coordination with the State Department of Revenue Business License Division.
About the City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk’s Office is comprised of two employees, Kelly Chelin, City Clerk, and Adri Crim, Deputy City Clerk. Kelly has been with the City for just over 6 months and has 21 years of experience as a City Clerk. Adri has been with the City for 2.5 years and has 9 years of experience as a Deputy Clerk.
The City Clerk's Office serves the Mayor and the City Council, all administrative departments, and the public. This office is called upon to provide information about the community, maintain the record of ordinances and laws of the city, prepare and distribute City Council agenda materials, and attend City Council meetings and prepare the official minutes of actions taken. The City Clerk’s office processes contracts, deeds, and easements. Appointments to volunteer boards and commissions are also coordinated through this office, and staff supports the various boards and commissions by attending meetings and preparing minutes.
It might not sound very exciting to some, but in the City Clerk’s office they love records and they kind of have to because they are responsible for A LOT of paper and official records. It’s very important that all records are filed, stored, and maintained. For example, this department accurately recording and preserving the actions of the City Council, safeguard vital, historic, and permanent records of the City.
Oftentimes, the City Clerk’s office is seen as a general information center for the public by making all of these records accessible to the public. All public records requests start in the City Clerk’s office, although you can find a lot of information on the City’s website.
“I really enjoy being a City Clerk. I think of the clerk role as the center of government and serves as the direct link between city residents and the government.” – Kelly Chelin, City Clerk