City Secretary's Office
The City Secretary’s Office is committed to support the legislative process, encourage and facilitate civic involvement, promote confidence through governmental transparency, and provide enthusiastic service to the public.
The City Secretary’s Office desires to be a highly-valued office by providing excellent customer service and promoting transparency and accessibility thereby inspiring public confidence and exceeding expectations.
The position of City Secretary is a statutory position required by State Law and the City Charter. The City Secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by City Council.
The City Secretary’s Office serves as administrative support to the Mayor and City Council, coordinates municipal elections, prepares City Council agendas and packets, posts all City Council-appointed boards' meeting agendas, maintains City records, and preserves the City’s legislative history. The City Secretary is designated as the Officer of Public Information, and as such, is responsible for responding to the requests for city documents under the Public Information Act.
The Office assists the City Council in promoting civic involvement through the recruitment, application, and training of Board and Commission members. In order to promote transparency, the Office is focused on digitizing City records to be accessible by the public on the City’s website.
Former Southlake City Secretary Carol Borges passed away January 15, 2019, after battling cancer.
“Carol had a heart of gold and the kindest manner,” said Mayor Laura Hill. “She worked tirelessly to make sure the Council and I always had everything we needed. Every resident who came in contact with her was touched by her care and concern. I am a better Mayor because of Carol and the feeling of loss is just tremendous for everyone who knew her.”
Carol had been with the City since 2016 when she was hired as the Deputy City Secretary. In 2017, she was named City Secretary. Previously she had served in the City of Westworth Village.
"Our hearts are with Carol’s family, and friends,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “Her work family misses her deeply, She was a joy to work with, and we were lucky to have her on our team.”