City Clerk


Appointed by the City Council, the city clerk / finance director attends all council meetings and records the proceedings. The city clerk / finance director is also responsible for maintaining the official records for the city.

Under the direction of the city clerk / finance director, the Administration Department is responsible for the administration and coordination of all financial services for the City of Grinnell.


  • Accounts receivable / accounts payable
  • Collecting city utility payments
  • Investment management
  • Maintaining the City Code
  • Municipal bond issuance and debt management
  • Overseeing the city budget
  • Payroll administration
  • Performing duties as required for municipal elections
  • Preparing City Council actions, including agendas, packets, minutes, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Processing licenses and permits:
    • Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
    • Animal Licenses
    • Peddlers Permits
    • Tobacco Permits
  • Receiving official bids for the city