City Clerk

The City Clerk serves as the link between City Council and citizens as well as between the City Manager and city employees.

The office of City Clerk for the City of Ames provides clerical, record keeping and administrative functions to the City Council and the City Manager.  In addition, this individual performs many tasks that assist in guiding and managing the operation of local government policy and law.  Below are just a few of the responsibilities of the City of Ames City Clerk.

  • Manages requests to speak to Council
  • Collects information and prepares Council agendas and other information for Council
  • Collects, organizes, and maintains record
  • Accepts utility payments
  • Perform clerical duties
  • Issue public notification of all official activities or meetings.
  • Prepare, safeguard, and access official records and documents for the City of Ames
  • Scan documents to computer for electronic transmission
  • Prepare and maintain subcontractor information
  • Use credit cards for office and city business purchases
  • Maintain incoming/outgoing emails for the City
  • Answering phones ( with proper phone etiquette)
  • Order supplies
  • Assist coworkers when needed on a daily basis
  • Work together as a team
  • Publicize and update the City's Code of Ordinances
  • Process Public Information Requests in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act
  • Update and maintain the city website
  • Maintain bank card and gas card usage