City Clerk

The Clerk’s Office serves as the gateway to open and accessible government. The office provides quality services to the Mayor, Common Council, staff, and the public in an efficient and responsive manner to create the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We serve the citizens of Ashland through a variety of services, and we provide a dependable resource for information and services provided by the City of Ashland.

Note that final election results are handled by the Ashland County clerk.

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Responsibilities of the Clerk

The Mayor, with the Common Council approval, appoints the City Clerk. The Clerk administers the office and is responsible for: 

  • Administer oaths and affirmations
  • Assume care and custody of the corporate seal and all papers and records of the city
  • Attend meetings of the Council and keep a full record of its proceedings
  • Conduct Board of Canvass
  • Conduct Board of Review
  • Coordinate legal publications
  • Council agendas and minutes
  • Liaison to the public
  • Manage City insurance
  • Serve as Secretary to City Council
  • Supervise election activities
  • Supervise issuance and recording of licenses and permits
  • Supervise maintenance of ordinances