The City Treasurer-Clerk position is created by the City Charter and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. As Treasurer for the government, the City Treasurer-Clerk is responsible for collecting, depositing, safeguarding, and investing all monies belonging to the City including utility revenues, fines, fees, taxes, and other miscellaneous revenues. It is the duty of the Treasurer-Clerk to finance capital projects through the sale of bonds, notes, leases, or commercial paper, administer the debt after issuance, and advise the City Commission on debt related matters. The City Treasurer-Clerk is also responsible for the design and administration of the City employees’ pension plan and the City’s risk management program.
As City Clerk, the City Treasurer-Clerk, maintains all ordinances and resolutions, prepares the minutes of the City Commission meetings, countersigns and maintains the official copy of all contracts and, as provided by Florida Statutes, is responsible for the collection, storage, and archiving of all public records. Citizens requesting access to public records shall be served by his office. The City Treasurer-Clerk also has certain administrative duties related to citizen advisory boards, filling of unexpected City Commission vacancies, and canvassing absentee ballots in City Commission elections; each of these duties is outlined by City Commission Policy.
The City Treasurer-Clerk also provides financial information and analysis to the City Commission as requested, and has other responsibilities as determined from time to time by the City Commission.
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About the Office of the City Treasurer-Clerk
Below are some of the functions provided to the City of Tallahassee by the Office of the Treasurer-Clerk.