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City Clerks

I would hardly say that a City (Municipal) Clerk is “a non-legally trained, low level clerk”.

After looking up what is required of a City Clerk online, I found that:

City Clerks take courses in applied economics, business management, government and municipal law. They must be able to track the legislative process and inform the community of proposed legislation and report its final approval. They must coordinate and schedule public hearings and record hearing procedures for permanent record.

The City Clerk also provides a link between government and community. They deal with agencies of government at other levels, and they must have excellent people skills and be able to manage time and workloads efficiently.

The City Clerk handles mass communications and records enormous amounts of information on computer. They are responsible for all documents and government information resources concerning the community, and must oversee the storing of this information.

City Clerks become certified by taking courses approved by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Most states require 100 to 105 hours of training.

This certainly doesn’t make a City Clerk sound “non-legally trained” and “low level” to me.


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