Mission & Duties
The City Secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by the City Council and reports to the Mayor. The position of the City Secretary is a statutory position required by state law. The City Secretary’s Office provides service to a diverse clientele, including the general public and other governmental entities.
The mission of the City Secretary’s Office is to promote open and responsive government by recording and preserving the City’s legislative history and official documents, providing public information and conducting municipal elections in accordance with state law.
In addition to statutory duties, the services of the City Secretary’s Office include: records management, the appointment process of boards and commissions, posting agendas, attending all meetings of the City Council and keeping accurate records of the proceedings, and coordinating the codification of city ordinances into the Code of Ordinances. The Office of the City Secretary also provides an administrative aide for the City Council and staff.
The Office of City Secretary was created by ordinance as permitted by the Texas Local Government Code allowing governing bodies of Type A General Law Municipalities to create offices as deemed necessary.