City Clerk / Public Information & Technology

Welcome to the City Clerk's Office / Department of Public Information & Technology. If you can't find the information that you seek on this page, please feel free to contact us. We are fortunate to work with all of the city's departments and if we can't answer your question, we know who can!

Responsibilities
The City Clerk's Office / Department of Public Information & Technology is responsible for the management, custody and retention of all official city records, issuing a variety of licenses and permits,supporting Common Council, the Board of Public Works and the city's boards & committees, and for receiving and responding to Freedom of Information Law requests. We serve as a liaison between city government and its citizens by coordinating media, public and community relations, and by encouraging citizen involvement in government through a variety of forums. We provide service and support for the City's internal technological needs.  The City Clerk acts as the city's Freedom of Information Officer, Records Management Officer, an Public Information Officer.

Mission
To act as the city's Ombudsman, connecting the citizens with the information and services they desire.  To protect the city's history through a sound records management program, while maintaining an open and informative government structure; and to enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the City by continuously improving, through collaborative endeavor, the exchange of information and the delivery of services.