In promoting transparency within a community and preserving democratic values, the City Recorder plays a critical role. This position is responsible for guaranteeing that legislative actions are carried out transparently and facilitating public access to records. In addition to overseeing the integrity of election processes, the City Recorder is responsible for enforcing state and federal laws such as the Oregon Public Meetings Law, Oregon Public Records Law, Oregon Ethics Laws, and state and local election laws. Furthermore, the City Recorder provides administrative support to the City Council, commissions, and committees, while also responding to public inquiries regarding records.
Vision, Mission, and Values of the City Recorder’s Office
At the City Recorder’s Office, our goal is to provide exceptional public service with distinction. We aim to set the standard for public service excellence. Our mission is to provide precise information to the community, elected officials, and city personnel. We are also committed to preserving and maintaining the City’s official records, conducting impartial municipal elections, and increasing the public’s access to municipal government. Our values are founded on four key principles that guide our work: