Administrative Staff, Board & Commission Relationship

Each Board or Commission is assigned a member of City staff to act as secretary. This staff member is versed on all policies, procedures and laws relating to City government and specifically the area for which the Board or Commission operates. The staff secretary is custodian of all records resulting from Board or Commission action.

The staff member is responsible to the City Manager who serves as ad hoc member to all Boards and Commissions. The City Manager reviews all Board and Commission actions and recommendations before placement on the next most convenient agenda.

Any work resulting from Board and Commission action beyond the role as secretary must be approved by the City Manager before the staff can act on it. All communications are transmitted on City letterhead over the staff secretary's signature or Chairman of the Commission or Board with consent of the majority of the Board or Commission.