City Clerk

Appointed by the Mayor and City Council, the City Clerk is to provide support to the City Council and the citizens of Marietta by accurately recording and publishing the proceedings of the Council. The Clerk’s office serves as the liaison between the public and the Mayor and members of Council. 

The City Clerk attends public meetings and records minutes of the Council, process and maintains open records requests, maintains city records to include, but is not limited to, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and agreements, and cemetery deeds. The City Clerk is the designated custodian of the city seal and attests the signature of the Mayor and City Manager. 

The City Clerk is also the designated custodian of all official records of the City/BLW and makes them easily accessible. Our goal is to maintain and produce documents that enable the public to participate in their local government.

OPEN RECORDS REQUEST



The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq) requires that all city records, except those excluded by court order or by law, be open for personal inspection by any citizen of Georgia in a reasonable time and place. However, no public officer or agency shall be required to prepare reports, summaries, or compilations not in existence at the time of the request. Please review the City’s Open Records Policy and Procedure for additional information.

Information Request Form (PDF)

ELECTION INFORMATION


The next election being held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Terms of office shall begin on the first day of January immediately following the date of election to office for all persons elected at regular elections (or runoff[s] to regular elections) and end on December 31 at 11:59 p.m. of the fourth year of the term.

Filing of notice of candidacy for municipal office shall be conducted in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-3-91, as amended. The qualifying period shall commence no earlier than 8:30 a.m. on the second Monday in September immediately preceding the general election and shall end no later than 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesday.

The candidate who receives a majority of the votes for office shall be declared elected. If a candidate does not receive a majority of the vote, a run-off election is required. To be eligible for an elected office in Marietta, a person must be 21 years of age and meet the requirements of a qualified voter as prescribed by state law. 

The Mayoral candidate must be a resident of Marietta for one year prior to qualifying for office. Council members must be a resident of the ward from which he/she seeks election for one year prior to qualifying for office. Elected officials take office at the first regular meeting in January after an election. Please visit Marietta Code of Ordinances (City Charter) for more election information.