|Esther J. McCrackin
Henderson City Hall
The City Clerk is a position established by the North Carolina General Statutes which serves as the official keeper of the the Official Records of the City. The City Clerk is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council.
The duties of the City Clerk includes the following: attends all Council Meetings; takes and transcribes meeting minutes, including Council Committees; maintains records and disseminates public information; prepares legal notices; posts public information in local newspaper and/or with radio stations in accordance with NC State laws; responds to questions from citizens regarding the City Code of Ordinances, public records, Council actions, etc.; communicates with and maintains good media relations; coordinates publication of the City Code and Charter, including any supplements; maintains minute books and ordinance books, is the custodian of the City Seal and thereby signs and seals official documents.
The City Clerk maintains a list of the City’s Advisory Boards/Commissions; prepares ads for publication (and follows through) on vacancies that occur; prepares the Council agenda; sets up and maintains all official documents in City vault; interacts with the Departments Heads and their staff, as well as the City Manager, Asst. City Manager, City Attorney, Mayor and City Council Members. The City Clerk is a sworn official taking an oath of office, and may administer the oaths of office that are required of other elected and/or appointed City officials.