The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to efficiently meet all statutory obligations with respect to elections, records, licenses and activities of the City Council.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the registration and management of all vital events occurring within the City. Those vital events include births, marriages, and deaths. In addition to vital records, the Office records all official documents of the City of Keene.
The Office also conducts all local, state and national elections. In addition, the Office provides direct customer service involving the issuance of many types of licenses, raffles, as well as coordination efforts and licensing of large-scale community events, such as the Pumpkin Festival.
Internally, the office views itself as the communication conduit between the general public and the Mayor and City Council. The office is responsible for the preparation of all City Council agendas, minutes and official notices. The office and, in particular, the City Clerk, work hand in hand with the City Manager and City Attorney to see that the decisions of the City Council are carried out.