City Clerk

The city clerk's office serves as a gateway to local government for city council, citizens, city departments and outside agencies. The clerk is a vital public service position, and likewise, one of the oldest.

Duties & Responsibilities

The city council appoints the clerk whose office provides:

  • Administrative support to the council
  • Courteous, efficient, and accessible link between citizens, the city administration and the city council
  • Arranges and maintains proceedings of city council including ordinances, resolutions, and other records such as contracts, amendments, and lease agreements.
  • Records management services to city departments and agencies, including guidance on records retention and disposition and the digitization and long term storage of the city's records.
  • Serves as custodian of the city seal and Norfolk's historic mace.