The City Council appoints the municipal clerk. The clerk and her staff work for the legislative body. The clerk administers the City Council's offices and serves as a conduit to the administration, the public, and other agencies for the City Council.
Mandated Duties of the City Clerk
The city clerk is responsible for:
- Acting as the custodian of the city seal and the official records of the city
- Publishing all legal documents as required by law
- Recording and attesting to documents and codifying ordinances
- Recording, filing, indexing, and safekeeping all proceedings of the council
- Serving as registrar of the city and being responsible for calling for and supervising all city elections
The deputy city clerk serves as the public information officer for the city and is responsible for emergency communications and social media management.
As of December 20, 2016, the city clerk also oversees the front office of city hall. Two friendly customer service representatives staff the front office and accept utility and property tax payments, address city account inquiries, process energy assistance registration, accept forms and applications, and provide general informational assistance to our residents and visitors.
To provide municipal election services, maintain the official records of all City Council proceedings, and perform other state and municipal statutory duties for elected officials, voters, city departments, and the public, in order that they may be guaranteed fair and impartial elections and open access to information and the legislative process.
Got junk vehicles? The City's Vehicle Abatement & Removal Program is back for one more season. The 2021 program runs May 15 - Sept 30, weather permitting. The program assists with proper disposal of junk vehicles at no cost to the property owner. Click to Learn More...
On June 21, 2021, the City filed in the Valdez Superior Court, a certified copy of the Foreclosure List for the tax years 2020 and prior years with a petition for judgement of foreclosure. The List is available for inspection in the City Clerk's Office. Click to Read Full Public Notice...
The Water Department's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available at City Hall or by calling 907.835.4888. The report outlines the characteristics of our drinking water from each of the three City maintained water systems for the 2020 year. Read on...
Sheri PierceCity Clerk
Allie FerkoDeputy City Clerk & Public Information Officer
Shelley McMillenCity Records Manager
City ClerkPhysical Address
212 Chenega Ave.
P.O. Box 307
Valdez, AK 99686
Phone: (907) 834-3408Fax: (907) 835-2992