City Secretary

The City Secretary is appointed by the City Manager and provides support, facilitates and strengthens the City Council governmental process by assisting the Council in fulfilling their duties.


The City Secretary enhances public access to municipal records and oversees a fair election process. The City Secretary acts as custodian of all official records of the City of Melissa. These types of records include, but are not limited to:

  • Agendas
  • Contracts
  • Election records
  • Minutes
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions

Other Areas of Responsibility

Other areas of responsibility for the City Secretary's Office include:

  • Preparing Council Packets, Agendas, and Minutes
  • Maintaining the City's Code of Ordinances
  • Acting as custodian of all official records of the City Council
  • Maintaining the City's Records Management Program
  • Coordinating the appointment process for Boards, Commissions and Committees
  • Conduct Oaths of Office
  • Holding and maintaining the seal of the City and affix this seal to all appropriate documents
  • Reviewing, certifying and executing Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) applications
  • Preparing citizen recognitions, proclamations and honorary documents
  • Validating and certifying petitions