city clerk


: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The mayor, city treasurer and city clerk continue to be elected be all city voters. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Huff said the Jackson County Election Board and the Independence city clerk should not have certified DeLuccie as the winner because she was incapacitated by her illness, The Kansas City Star reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 Park Ridge currently pays each of its aldermen $1,200, its mayor $12,000 and its city clerk $9,000 annually, a staff memo states. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 8 Feb. 2023 The Detroit city clerk’s office put in place procedures to ensure that all voters could cast a ballot and that each voter could cast only one ballot, voting protection groups said. Alan Feuer, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2022 On Friday, the Minneapolis city clerk's office announced that residents will likely get to vote in November on whether to replace the city's police department. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, 14 May 2021 Election results were scheduled to be certified April 27, making Sal Raspanti the city’s first new city clerk in 36 years. Jennifer Johnson,, 27 Apr. 2021 Diana Fuentes, Maland’s top deputy, was appointed interim city clerk. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2023 The ruling came as a blow to local officials such as Celestine Jeffreys, Green Bay’s city clerk. Aaron Mendelson And Pratheek Rebala, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city clerk was in 1656

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“City clerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

city clerk

: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city
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