City Clerk
City Hall
221 E. Clark St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007

City Clerk

Under direction of the City Manager, the City Clerk is an active, collaborative member of the management team. He/She prepares and maintains the city’s legislative actions and proceedings, assures compliance with Open Meeting laws, conducts local elections, and provides administrative support to the City Manager and City Council.

The City Clerk is the city government’s record-keeper and chief information officer. City Clerk responsibilities include:

  • Providing Council agendas, preparing meeting packets
  • Recording official proceedings of Council meetings
  • Processing legal documents
  • Codifying and updating the Municipal Code
  • Maintaining board and commission membership records
  • Providing resources for miscellaneous and historical information
  • Maintaining index of legislative history and official records as required by law
  • Maintaining and facilitating statements of economic interest for all elected officials and designated employees as required by Fair Political Practices Commission
  • Planning and coordinating municipal elections, maintaining election records and campaign disclosure statements and candidate filings

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.