City Clerk

MISSION:  To provide outstanding customer service to the City of Freeport Citizens and City staff as well as build professional relationships with Council and colleagues. 

VISION:  To become known for exceptional customer service, transparency and professionalism to the Freeport Citizens, City Council and colleagues. 

As an Elections Official, the City Clerk administers Federal, State, and Local procedures through which local government representatives are selected. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From Election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the electoral process.

As the key staff for City Council meetings, the City Clerk prepares the Agenda, verifies that legal notices have been posted or published, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The City Clerk is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions which constitute the building blocks of the City Council.

As Records Manager, the City Clerk oversees yet another legislative process; the preservation and protection of the public record. By statute, the City Clerk is required to maintain and index the Minutes, Ordinances, and Resolutions adopted by the legislative body. The City Clerk also ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public.