City Secretary

Duties

To provide quality services and information to the citizens, City Council, and City Staff in a courteous, equitable, and service-oriented manner, to enhance the public’s participation in Manvel’s government process by providing a welcoming environment to citizens and visitors, and to maintain official City records for historical preservation. 

Professor William Bennett Munro, eminent political scientist, wrote: “No other office in municipal service has so many contracts.  It serves the mayor, the city council, the city manager (when there is one), and all administrative departments without exception.  All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information.  Its work is not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience.  The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together” (1934).

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Other Responsibilities

  • Chief Elections Administrator.
  • City of Manvel Code of Ordinances.
  • Maintain the City Seal.
  • Process petitions for referendums, recalls and initiatives.
  • Process Records and Public Information Requests.
  • Records Management Officer, custodian of all official records of the city,  including Council and all departments.  Such records consists of Ordinances, Minutes, Resolutions, Contracts, Agreements and all other documents authorized by the Mayor and City Council.
  • Responsible for City Council and Boards and Commission's information including meetings, agenda packets, minutes, recordings and conflict of interest forms.