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. Alaska Day Holiday - City Facility Closures

    The following city facilities will be closed on Friday, Oct 18th in observance of Alaska Day: City Hall, Baler/Landfill, Port Office, Civic Center, Library, Animal Shelter, and city offices. Regular Friday dumpster pick-up will occur on Thursday/Saturday.
  2. Valdez Paving Project Open House - October 24th

    Join the paving project team for an open house on Oct. 24th in the Hermon Hutchens Elementary School cafeteria. Stop by anytime between 6pm & 7:30pm to learn more about the project design, scope, & schedule. Get your questions answered & provide feedback. Click to Learn More...
  3. Oct 21st City Council Budget Work Session #6

    City Council will holds its sixth and final 2020 Budget Work Session on Monday, Oct. 21st at 6pm in Council Chambers. Discussion topics include review of budgets for education/schools, Counseling Center, Ports/Harbors, & reserve funds/transfers recap. Click to View Agenda Materials & Access Livestream
  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

    Phone: (907) 834-3408
    Fax: (907) 835-2992