town clerk

noun

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

Examples of town clerk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jane Jordan was Burns Harbor’s town clerk for 20 years and her husband, Kurt, started his first term on the town council in January. Amy Lavalley, Chicago Tribune, 11 May 2024 Krauser submitted a candidate statement of voluntary withdrawal Wednesday morning, the Gilbert town clerk confirmed. The Arizona Republic, 24 Apr. 2024 Democrat Kelly Bilodeau, former town clerk for East Hampton, and a lifelong resident of Hartford was sworn in for her first term. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe The demolition of the building is expected to be completed by the end of September, leaving only the foundation, according to New Shoreham town clerk Millie McGinnes. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 Town Council members earn $3,000 per year, town clerk Kerry Kavaloski said, and the position is considered nonpartisan. Baltimore Sun, 27 Apr. 2023 In Flint Township, Mich., town clerk Kathy Funk couldn’t find plexiglass dividers this spring. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Oct. 2022 The Wallingford town clerk, Barbara Thompson, said Tuesday her office discovered that no votes had been recorded in the state election reporting system from the Yalesville Elementary School, one of nine polling places in the 90th District of Cheshire and Wallingford. Mark Pazniokas, courant.com, 10 Nov. 2020 According to Dana Mangus, town clerk/treasurer, there were five candidates registered as of Thursday. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 8 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of town clerk was in the 14th century

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“Town clerk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/town%20clerk. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

town clerk

noun
: an official who keeps the town records

Legal Definition

town clerk

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