About the City Clerk
The City Clerk oversees the administration of City Council meetings, including agenda development and recording and preparation of official minutes. The Clerk also provides legal notices, coordinates local elections, and serves as the custodian of the Kent City Code.
As the primary source for all official city records, the Clerk receives and coordinates all public records requests, including ordinances, resolutions and meeting minutes, as well as contracts and other documents in adherence with the City's Public Records Policy.
The Clerk provides records management to ensure the safekeeping and organization of the city's official records. The Washington State Retention Schedules administered by the Secretary of State govern the destruction and retention of records; some must be kept forever, and others for period of time.