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Office of the City Clerk

Office of the City Clerk

Mission

To provide program administration, excellent customer service, guidance and access to information and resources, and various levels of support for our diverse customers to foster informed, open, and participatory government while meeting legal requirements.

Structure

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for a number of functions, including:

  • administration of all municipal elections and the Campaign Finance Initiative;
  • certification of all official city documents;
  • administrative support for City Council, including annual recruitment for boards and commissions, council subcommittee support, and Sister City relationships;
  • the Domestic Partnership Registry; and
  • the Central Records Division, currently under the supervision of the office administrator in the City Attorney’s Office, which manages the retention and destruction of all official city records, contract routing/document recording, and Colorado Open Records Act requests.
  • 2014 Operating Budget: $633,360
  • 2014 Number of Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employees: 5.0

Responsibilities

City Council Support
Responsible for preparing City Council agendas, recording all City Council meetings and study sessions, as well as preparing and retaining official City Council minutes.

Elections
Responsible for coordinating and administering all general city elections. Citizen-initiated recalls, initiatives and referendums are also submitted to the City Clerk and verified for sufficiency.

Central Records
Maintains the official files for the city and is responsible for researching and providing copies of official actions of the city at the request of citizens and city departments.

Boards and Commissions
The City of Boulder has 21 advisory boards and commissions that work with and advise city departments and City Council on community issues.

Domestic Partnership Registry
The registry is a means by which unmarried, committed couples who share a life and home together may document their relationship.

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