The City Recorder 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 Recorder acts as a compliance officer for federal, state and local statutes, including Oregon Public Meetings Law, Oregon Public Records Law, Oregon Ethics Laws and Oregon and local elections laws.

The City Recorder manages public information inquiries and provides support to the City Council and other commissions and committees of the City.

The vision of the City Recorder’s Office is to become known as an example of outstanding public service.

The mission of the City Recorder’s Office is to provide accurate information to the public, elected officials and city staff; to maintain and preserve the official records of the City; to provide unbiased municipal elections services; and to maximize the public’s access to municipal government.

  • To be professional and ethical
  • To be impartial and accurate
  • To be consistent and transparent
  • To be collaborative and knowledgeable
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City Charter
Elections & Voter Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Municipal Code
Public Records Requests

City Recorder

Karin Johnson, MMC

  • (503) 838-1212

  • 555 South Main Street
    Independence, OR 97351

  • Office Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Monday-Friday (Closed Holidays)