In San Anselmo, the Town Clerk is an elected and appointed position. There is an appointed Town Clerk, because many of the Clerk’s duties are prescribed by Federal, State, and local laws.
The Town Clerk's Office functions as the Town historian, elections manager, and provides support to the Town Manager and Town Council. The Office's responsibilities include recording and preserving Council actions; keeping vital historic and permanent records safe and accessible to the public; and administering elections.
A member of the public might interact with the Clerk's office in order to:
Learn what the Council is discussing at its next meeting or read about decisions made at a previous meeting
Share an opinion or concern with the Council (public comment)
Request public records
Review campaign documents or find out the results of an election