City Clerk

The Municipal Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government along with the tax collector. The profession traces back before Biblical times.

The City Clerk serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Legislative Branch of City Government, (City Council) as well as Clerk to all boards and committees of the Council. Other functions include giving notice of Council meetings to its members and the public, keeping the journal of its proceedings, document and archive the legislative actions of City Council and perform such other duties and functions as assigned. The City Clerk is directly accountable to Council and coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies.

Further, the City Clerk is authorized to substitute dates of meetings where they conflict with other scheduled events. Further, the City Clerk is instructed to advertise these meetings.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
James Ryan City Clerk 570.208.4117
Cathy Payne Assistant City Clerk 570.208.4121