The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. He serves the residents of Artesia in performing a variety of administrative duties and including:
- Preparing City Council meeting agendas for the City Council
- Recording minutes of meetings
- Answering official correspondence
- overseeing the City's Finance Department.
Also included in the City Clerk responsibilities is maintaining official records, preparing legal notices for publication, conducting City elections, assisting in voter registration and acts as a liaison with the Fair Political Practices Commission in connection with municipal elections and financial disclosure regulations.
Public records such as copy of the City Council minutes, City Council Agendas, Resolutions, Ordinances etc. may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Department. Requests for public records can be made directly to the Office of the City Clerk