The City Clerk's Office Welcomes You
As a service oriented division of your local government, the City Clerk’s office assists and supports the public and City departments by making available the records necessary for the City to advance its administrative, legal, and legislative function. The City Clerk’s office was created by Spokane Valley Municipal Code 2.20.010 and by RCW (Revised Code of Washington) 35A.13.090. It is the mission of the City Clerk’s Office to serve as a primary point of contact for the public and for staff regarding the actions of the City Council, and to maintain and produce documents that enable the public to participate in local government. We strive to fulfill this mission in an accurate, timely and courteous manner. (Read a history of the City Clerk profession here.)
The City Clerk is responsible for managing municipal records, coordinating the production of City Council agendas, providing public notification, and producing official meeting minutes. The Clerk also oversees the Business Registration functions, coordinates City elections, is the official Public Records Officer of the City, and serves as the agent to receive claims for damages against the City.
The links below will take you to different areas of our or other websites relating to the functions of the Clerk's Office.
Topic: Brief Explanation__________________________
Agendas, Council Meetings Current and past council meeting agendas
Business Licenses/Registrations See also Spokane Valley Municipal Code Title 5
Claim for Damages Form The City Clerk is the agent to receive damage claims
Commissions, Boards, Committees Form Opportunities for the public to sit on committees, boards
Council Terms Council terms are staggered so not are all up for election at once
Elections Elections are coordinated with Spokane County Elections Dept
Interlocal Agreements Agreements between municipalities or government agencies
Logo The Logo is trademarked. Please submit use request to Clerk
Minutes, Council Meetings Approved minutes of past council meetings
Municipal Code A compilation of the City's laws and regulations
Ordinances Individual ordinances (laws)
Property Documents Recorded city-related documents, deeds, etc.
Public Notices Public hearing notices, special meetings notices, etc.
Public Records Requests Request document copies or request to view documents
Rosters Small works, consultant, and vendor rosters
Volunteer Opportunities Current openings on various boards & commissions listed here.
Christine (Chris) Bainbridge, MMC
Deputy City Clerk
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. [Closed on national holidays]