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Duluth seeks city clerk candidates

Duluth is looking to fill a redefined city clerk position. Mayor Emily Larson is revamping the job "to engage the community at a grass-roots level to increase government transparency and remove barriers to opportunity," said Jim Filby Williams, t...

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Duluth is looking to fill a redefined city clerk position.
Mayor Emily Larson is revamping the job “to engage the community at a grass-roots level to increase government transparency and remove barriers to opportunity,” said Jim Filby Williams, the city’s director of public administration.
“At a functional level, the city clerk’s responsibilities will be much the same: elections, licenses and permits, records management, support for council and boards and commissions. But the principal difference ... is that we’re infusing those responsibilities with an emphasis on the mayor’s core values,” he said.
“So, for example, the city clerk’s long-standing records management responsibilities will be, going forward, carried out with a greater emphasis on transparency. The city clerk’s election responsibilities will be carried out with a greater emphasis on voter outreach and lowering barriers to voting,” Filby Williams said.
Jeff Cox, who has served as Duluth’s city clerk for 35 years, will be eligible to apply for the redefined position or he could step into a role as assistant city clerk, Filby Williams said.
Cox said he has not yet decided what he will do.
The deadline for applicants is Feb. 13. The job is expected to pay from $71,508 to $87,240.

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