City Secretary


The city secretary is the liaison between City Council, Economic Development Corporation, city staff, and the public. The City Secretary’s Office will provide information accurately and timely to our citizens with respect and integrity.

Legislative Processes

The city secretary administers legislative processes which include:

  • Agenda development
  • Research support for Administration and City Council
  • Legal notifications and advertising in accordance with state law
  • Conducts municipal elections

Records Management

The city secretary is the official records manager of the City of Cleveland, which includes:

  • Handling public information requests
  • Maintaining the Code of Ordinances
  • Maintaining the City Charter (PDF)
  • Maintaining cemetery records for two municipal cemeteries (Cleveland Memorial Cemetery and Cleveland Memorial Gardens Cemetery)

Licenses & Permits

The City Secretary’s Office is also responsible for:

  • New applications and renewals of liquor licenses
  • Alarm permits

Media Notices

Mayor Cohn signs Disaster Declaration for September 19, 2019 event.

City Secretary Smith graduates from Texas Municipal Clerk Certification Program.