Town Clerk

Mission Statement

To provide a legally mandated, knowledgeable, professional function to the incorporated body and its citizens accurately and timely, while preserving and maintaining the Town’s vital records.

Overview

Before there were mayors, town councils and town managers, there were town clerks. The municipal clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector, and the profession traces back before Biblical times. Then and now, the municipal clerk’s office serves as a direct link between citizens of the community and their government. Every town, city, village, and tribe in the world has at least one person who – by whatever title he or she is known – serves in the role of town clerk: custodian of official public records; communicator of public policy; organizer of public business; recorder of the community's history; performer of many varied tasks that assist in the smooth operation of local governance.

The Office of the Clerk is often described as “the hub of the wheel” in local government because of the central role that she or he plays in the governmental communication network. Clerks provide information daily to governing board members, local government employees, citizens, and the press.

Erinn Nichols, serves as the Town’s Clerk as well as Deputy Town Manager. Ms. Nichols holds Masters in Business Administration and has served in local government for over a decade.