Deputy City Manager / City Clerk

Welcome to Willits' Office of the Deputy City Manager / City Clerk

The Deputy  City Manager / City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager to perform various functions required by the Government Code of the State of California, as well as other duties to provide efficient administration of City services. 


The Office of the City Clerk has a broad range of responsibilities, including the following:

City Council Support Services

  • Conducts recruitment for various city committees and commissions
  • Coordinates annual City Council Reorganization
  • Facilitates the commission and committee application process for all advisory boards
  • Prepares City Council Agendas
  • Prepares minutes of the City Council meetings
  • Provides agendas to subscribers via mail and e-mail and uploads agendas on the city's website
  • Provides clerical support to the Mayor and the City Council including correspondence, reservations, expenses,   proclamations and certificates

City Administration Support Services

  • Acts as the city’s agent for service of process
  • Answers citizen inquiries made by mail, telephone, or in person
  • Is responsible for the codification of city ordinances into the municipal code
  • Provides clerical support to the City Manager
  • Processes applications for use of city parks and facilities
  • Receives and processes all claims filed against the city by the general public

Election Services

  • Administers the filings for all appointed and elected officials identified in the Political Reform Act and the City's Conflict of Interest Code
  • Coordinates with the County of Mendocino Elections Department to conduct City elections
  • Provides prospective City Council members with candidate filing packets

Records Management Services

  • Acts as the custodian of records and of the City Seal
  • Certifies the accuracy and validity of certain City documents as official records by signature and by affixing the seal of the City of Willits
  • Develops and maintains the city's records retention schedule to ensure the proper storage, maintenance, and disposal of municipal records city-wide
  • Maintains official City records, available in various media
  • Track insurance for Council approved projects and agreements
  • Updates the City of Willits Municipal Code

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