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 and social media manager for the city and is responsible for disseminating information to the media and public as needed.
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.
City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed 2020 City budget during their next regular meeting on Tuesday, November 26th at 7pm in Council Chambers. Members of the community are invited to provide testimony during the public hearing. Click to View Proposed 2020 City Budget...
Applications for the 2020 Energy Assistance Program now available online or at City Hall. The program offers one energy credit of $550 per primary residence or business located within City limits. Applications and required documents due Dec. 31st by 5pm. Click to Learn More and Download Forms...
The City of Valdez is working to improve existing roadways, utilities, drainage, and pedestrian facilities throughout the city. Visit the project website to view maps, learn more about the project, give feedback, and sign-up to receive project updates. Click to visit project website...
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