town clerk


Definition of town clerk

: 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 Brandi Clayton, Fyffe’s town clerk and magistrate, said in 2004 then-mayor Larry Lingerfelt and the town council decided to have a UFO festival to celebrate the town’s UFO heritage. al, 25 June 2021 Champlain Towers was undergoing its 40-year building inspection at the time of the event, though documents have not yet been submitted to Surfside officials, according to the town clerk. Kobi Karp, CNN, 25 June 2021 Neither was his local town clerk, also a Republican. Quinn Scanlan, ABC News, 11 June 2021 Also in the personnel rules that the town clerk stamped this year, the mayor was added to a section that previously applied only to directors who were not reappointed by a new mayor. Jesse Leavenworth,, 19 Oct. 2020 Changing the town clerk’s job from elected to appointed would need approval of both Town Meeting and a townwide vote on a ballot question, according to Town Manager Joseph Colangelo., 28 Apr. 2021 Put forward by a beloved former town clerk named Ed Corley, Article 53 passed at Town Meeting by just two votes, 97 to 95., 2 May 2021 Hagerty received 679 votes for selectman; Chapin got 626; and Sewer Commissioner Christine Henrikson got 601, according to unofficial results from the Abington town clerk., 27 Apr. 2021 When the married but childless Kehoe lost a local election for town clerk, his anger grew. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of town clerk

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Town clerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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


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