Duties & Responsibilities
The Town Clerk’s Office is dedicated to providing an array of quality services to the public, Commission and the Town Manager. Our office is committed to providing access to Town government through open and accessible meetings; protecting and preserving Town documents and records; and conducting fair and democratic elections.
The Town Clerk serves as Clerk of the Commission and is responsible for recording and maintaining the minutes of the Town Commission, including the certification of all ordinances and resolutions. The Town Clerk is the chief municipal election official, the Town's records management liaison officer and the official custodian of the Town seal.
History of the Town Clerk
The Town Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector. The Town Clerk’s position can be traced throughout history to before biblical times. Then and now, the Town Clerk’s Office serves as the direct link between the citizens of the community and their government. Professor William Bennett Munro wrote one of the first textbooks on municipal administration in which he stated: "No other office in municipal service has so many contacts. It serves the mayor, the city council, the city manager, and all administrative departments without exception. All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information. Its work is not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together."