The City Clerk serves as a link between the public and its officials. The Clerk facilitates citizen engagement and involvement through public communications, the organization of meetings, and by providing public records.

Many City Clerk duties are established by law. Before and after the City Council takes action, the Clerk assists in ensuring actions are in compliance with state and local regulations and that all actions are properly executed, recorded, and archived. As a part of the legislative process, the Clerk assists in preparing the Council's planning calendar, agendas, and other meeting materials, verifies legal notices have been posted or published, completes arrangements to ensure effective meetings, and assists in meeting conduct. After meetings, the City Clerk indexes, publishes, and codifies legislation and prepares meeting minutes. As a records manager, he or she oversees the preservation and protection of public records throughout the City.

The City Clerk also performs a variety of administrative tasks in support of the City Manager in carrying out the Council's policy directives. He or she works with staff to improve and develop processes and procedures for efficient operations. Newcastle's City Clerk is committed to the highest degree of efficiency and transparency in the conduct of local government.

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Contact Information

Paul J. White, CMC
City Clerk/Public Records Officer

12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200 
Newcastle, WA 98056   

T  425.386.4102
F  425.649.4363

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