The city clerk provides the City Council, city departments and citizens with accurate and timely information regarding the city's official records as well as posting all official meeting notices. The city clerk serves as the secretary to the City Council and prepares all council agendas for meetings and work sessions. The office also oversees and prepares appointment letters and certificates of appointments for individuals nominated to serve on boards and commissions. All meeting announcements, agendas and minutes for City Council and city of St. Joseph boards and commissions are available to view in the city clerk's office.
Notices for public meetings are posted in the office of the city clerk pursuant to state law, which requires that notices be given at least 24 hours, exclusive of weekends and holidays when City Hall is closed, prior to the commencement of any meeting of a governmental body unless for good cause such notice is impossible or impractical, in which case as much notice as is reasonably possible shall be given.
Records & Information
Requests for records and information are the responsibility of the city clerk. The position of city clerk is provided for in the charter (PDF) of the City of St. Joseph. To submit a request for records and information, please email the city clerk or visit the Sunshine Law Request page.