City Clerk's Office
TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY AND TRUST
The City Clerk is dedicated to serving the public with integrity and professionalism by promoting government transparency, inspiring community engagement, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
The City Clerk's Office aims to provide equal access to open and transparent government, safeguard and enrich the municipal election process, preserve the city's legislative history, and serve the community of Oakdale with integrity.
As an Elections Official, the City Clerk administers Federal, state and local procedures through which local government representatives are selected. The Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk's Office manages the elections process which forms the foundation of our democratic system of government.
As a Legislative Administrator, the City Clerk plays a critical role in the decision-making process of the local legislature. As key staff for Council meetings, the Clerk prepares the legislative Agenda, verifies legal notices have been posted or published, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The Clerk is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions which constitute the building blocks of our representative government.
As a Records Manager, the City Clerk oversees yet another legislative process; the preservation and protection of the public record. By statute, the Clerk is required to maintain and index the Minutes, Ordinances and Resolutions adopted by the legislative body. The City Clerk also ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public. The public record under the conservatorship of the City Clerk provides fundamental integrity to the structure of our democracy.
Rouze Roberts, City Clerk
Colleen Andersen, Deputy City Clerk