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.

In addition to the statutory duties of the position, the City secretary serves as records management officer and the election administrator.


The City secretary’s responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating the codification of City ordinances into the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Issuing certain permits and licenses for various operations within the City of Fredericksburg, including alcoholic beverage licenses, taxi permits, horse drawn carriage permits, and door-to-door sales permits
  • Posting all agendas of the City Council and keeping accurate records of the proceedings
  • Posting all legal notices in compliance with state laws and publishing all legal ads and notices for the City
  • Serving as the chief election official for the City of Fredericksburg, which includes being responsible for the administration of the city’s general elections
  • Serving as custodian of the City corporate seal and attesting the mayor’s signature on all official documents