City Clerk & Community Relations Department
In New Berlin, the City Clerk is appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the majority of the Common Council. The Municipal Clerk is the oldest public servant position in American government history. A City Clerk is a public official whose principal duties include keeping records or accounts for the municipality and other duties prescribed by law. The position is central to government transparency because the Clerk is responsible for keeping and making official records and legislation accessible to city residents. Clerks also play an important role in the system of checks and balances by offering perspectives, policies, and opinions that are independent from other municipal offices. The Community Relations is a division within the City Clerk's Office that is responsible for communicating with New Berlin residents through various social media platforms, New Berlin News - the City's electronic newsletter and press releases.
The City Clerk and Community Relations department is staffed by the City Clerk. two Deputy City Clerks, and two Administrative Assistants. The New Berlin City Clerk and Community Relations Department is the most visited in New Berlin government.
We provide the following services and functions:
- Collecting, docketing, and securely storing the City's official records, namely City Council legislation
- Municipal Code & Ordinance
- Providing public access to legislation, laws, records, and reports
- Issuance of a variety of municipal licenses and permits
- Election Administration
- Community Relations
- Board of Review
- Agendas & Minutes
- Notary Services
- Processing Open Records Requests
- Municipal Cemetery
The City Clerk position is central to government transparency. Clerks also play an important role in the system of checks and balances by offering perspectives, policies, and opinions that are independent from other municipal offices.