City Clerk's Office

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Mission and Vision Statements

The City Clerk is an appointed officer of the City of Calistoga and is responsible for conducting City elections; scheduling and preparing Council meetings; producing the official records of Council decisions; maximizing public access to municipal government and is the official custodian of the records of the City, as well as the City seal.


The City Clerk’s Office is dedicated to providing extraordinary customer service, conduct ourselves with individual excellence, and to focus on building professional relationships with the City Council, City Staff and the public through personal assistance and pledges to be ever mindful of its neutrality and impartiality with respect to local government matters.


The vision of the City Clerk’s Office is to become known for the exceptional value we bring to citizens, City Council, colleagues, and our profession by acting with integrity, fairness and courage.


The office of the City Clerk is one of the oldest of public servants. It can be traced back nearly 2,000 years. The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.