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City Clerk

contact name
Julie Hennessy, MMC, City Clerk
address
120 South Florida Avenue DeLand, FL 32720
hours

Monday - Friday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

additional contact info

Julia Hewitt

Deputy City Clerk

(386) 626-7132

hewittj@deland.org

Staff members

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the City Clerk’s Office to provide accessibility to information for all persons, create and protect the transparency of government, and provide an impartial, independent and accurate voice regarding the business of government. The City Clerk is a Charter officer directly accountable to the City Commission as a representative of the legislative branch of government.  The Clerk’s Office serves as a liaison, and bridges the gap, between the City Commission, City staff, and the public. It is the mission of the City Clerk’s Office to establish trust and confidence in City government, and to provide effective and efficient public service for all citizens.

The eminent political scientist, Professor William Bennitt Munro, writing in one of the first text books on municipal administration stated, “No other office in municipal service has so many contacts.  It serves the mayor, the city council, the city manager, and all administrative departments without exception.  All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information.  Its work is not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience.  The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together.”

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining, recording and preserving all official documents and proceedings of the City Commission.  The City Clerk is the custodian of the City seal and authenticates by signature and records all official legislative actions of the City Commission.  The City Clerk countersigns all contracts made on behalf of the City.  

The City Clerk also provides public notices;  prepares and distributes City Commission agendas; provides access to public records; maintains a comprehensive records management system; coordinates the codification and publication of the City’s Code of Ordinances; qualifies candidates for municipal office and supervises municipal elections; and, provides internal auditing functions on the financial records of the City.

Duties & Responsibilities:  

Public Works consists of 50+ employees operating six divisions: Administration, Streets, Forestry/Trees, Urban Beautification, Fleet Maintenance, and the Stormwater Enterprise Fund.  The Street division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned roadways and sidewalks, to ensure safe access to motorist and pedestrians.  The Forestry/Tree division handles all trimming, removal and replanting of City owned trees.  The Urban Beautification division is responsible for all landscape maintenance for select City parks, City facilities, and the downtown streetscape.  The Fleet division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned vehicles and equipment. The Storm Water division, which is separately accounted for in an enterprise fund, is responsible for the maintenance of City retention areas, the City owned storm water drainage system, and street sweeping throughout the city.

Please check out our Public Works Newsletters

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