City Secretary

The City Secretary is an officer of the City, appointed by the City Manager. The position of City Secretary is a statutory position required by State Law and the City Charter.

The City Secretary's Office provides citizens with public information and implements requests for city records; attends and prepares official minutes of the City Council meetings, conducts City elections, and serves as the Records Management Officer for the City.


The City Secretary’s responsibilities include: 

  • Giving notice and recording City Council meetings.
  • Official records keeper for the City, including minutes of the City Council, ordinances and resolutions, deeds and easements, contracts, 
  • Administers all City elections, and the City's Records Management program.
  • Open Records Request
  • Update and maintain City ordinances and codes.
  • Issue certain permits and licenses for various operations within the City of Fredericksburg, including alcoholic beverages licenses, taxi permits, and horse drawn carriage permits.
  • Provide support to the City Council and other departments.