City Clerk

Functions

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

Additional Duties

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.

Mission Statement

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.

  1. Preliminary Notice of Valdez Municipal Election - May 5, 2020

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law, a general election will be held in Valdez on Tues. May 5, 2020, between 7am and 8pm to elect candidates for the following offices: CITY COUNCIL (Two vacancies) and SCHOOL BOARD (Three vacancies). Click here to learn more about municipal elections
  2. Now Accepting Applications: 2020 Beautification Matching Grant Program

    The Beautification Matching Grant Program enables property owners, non-profits, and businesses to seek 50:50 matching grants for specific types of aesthetic upgrades to buildings or land. Completed grant applications are due by March 6th @ 5pm. Read on...
  3. Call for Nominations - 2020 Valdez Local Veteran Award

    The City is calling for nominations for the 2020 Local Veteran Award. The award is presented annually to two deserving local veterans during Military Appreciation Weekend in May. Know a deserving veteran? Please submit nomination forms prior to March 6th. Click here to download the nomination form...
  1. City Clerk Sheri Pierce

    Sheri Pierce

    City Clerk

  2. Allie Ferko

    Deputy City Clerk & Public Information Officer

  3. Shelley McMillen

    City Records Manager

  4. City Clerk

    Physical Address
    212 Chenega Ave.
    P.O. Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Fax: (907) 835-2992