The city secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by the city manager. The position of city secretary is a statutory position required by state law and the City Charter. In addition to the statutory duties of the position, the city secretary serves as director of all administrative duties in the City Secretary Department consisting of the City Secretary's Office, Records Management, Municipal Operations, Council Services.
The city secretary attends and records all city elections, and maintains city records, such as ordinances and resolutions. The city secretary may administer oaths of office to councilmembers, police officers.
This office is also responsible for open records and information requests, and authorization of alcoholic beverage licenses.
The mission of the City Secretary's Department is to support, facilitate, and strengthen the City of Cuero government process by:
Assisting the City Council in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities
Enhancing public participation in municipal government processes
Improving public access to municipal records and other information
Providing continuity for the Cuero city government by recording its legislative actions and serving as historian for the city
Providing daily assistance to all administrative departments of the City of Cuero government
Safeguarding and enriching the municipal election and records management processes