Section 6.6 of the Arvada City Charter establishes the position of the City Clerk and states that the City Manager, with the approval of City Council, shall appoint a City Clerk, who shall be custodian of the City Seal. The City Clerk shall keep a journal of City Council proceedings, record all ordinances, motions and resolutions in full and shall perform such other duties as required by this Charter, the City Council, and the City Manager.
In addition, Section 2.2 of the Arvada City Code states that the City Clerk shall perform such duties as shall be assigned by law, the city charter, this Code, city ordinances and the city manager. The city clerk shall be custodian of the city seal and all city records, other than those specifically assigned to others by this Code, and shall serve as clerk to the city council. The city clerk, as director of the function of records and elections, shall perform such other duties as are required by such office and shall be held responsible for property of every nature under his control.
The City Clerk coordinates the City Council agenda packet and attends all City Council meetings, study sessions and takes minutes. The Clerk also conducts City elections; assists interested citizens with the initiative and referendum process; maintains the central records of the city; codifies ordinances; administers liquor licenses, special events liquor permits, miscellaneous business licensing, coordinates City Council's citizen boards and commissions and processes passport applications.