473 South Main Street
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Phone: (928) 554-0024
Fax: (928) 554-0022
Virginia Jones, CMC, Certified Municipal Election Official
Administrative Assistant – Julie M. Scott
We proudly serve our community through the preservation of historical records, by protecting the democratic process through fair and impartial elections, and by making certain that all public information is available to the public. We feel a sense of responsibility to lead by examples of creativity, enthusiasm, and loyalty to our community in which we are honored to serve.
The Municipal Clerk serves as a direct link between the citizens of their respective communities and their government. The Clerk is the Historian of their community, for in their care rests the entire recorded history of the political decision-making of the town government. The Clerk’s function is very much entwined with the basic democratic principles. Some key attributes of these principles include the balance of power and the separation of powers, open access to information, open decision-making, fair elections, accountability for decision-making, and due process or rule of law.
As administrators of the legislative process, a Clerk’s purpose is to ensure that these basic tenets of democratic government are upheld throughout the process of governing. While other employees and elected officials must comply with democratic procedural requirements, the Clerk is accountable for the legislative procedures, such as maintaining open and fair processes for citizen access to information and the public record. Clerks help to clarify procedures and processes in dialogues that continually occur between administration, the Council, and the public. The Clerk helps to explain and in a sense, legitimize public processes.
In summary, the Clerk is the local government official charged with ensuring that the people’s business is conducted publicly and that the people have access to the records. The Clerk is the information source, provider, recorder, and record keeper. The Clerk also serves as the liaison between the Council and the public. Above all, the Clerk is the “Guardian of Democracy” holding true to the pledge of fair and impartial elections, open meetings, and public records.