Valerie Shiuwegar

Valerie Shiuwegar

A veteran administrative assistant was appointed Greenville’s new city clerk on Thursday.

The Greenville City Council unanimously voted to select Valerie Shiuwegar at its Thursday meeting.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity to serve the community in the role of City Clerk,” Shiuwegar said. “I have seen the many ways that the city has connected, strengthened, and grown our community and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Shiuwegar has worked 12 years for the city, starting in the city manager’s office and then working in the department of community development.

She has been an administrative assistant in the city clerk’s office for the last eight years, providing administrative support for the city clerk, deputy city clerk, mayor and council.

Shiuwegar officially takes office on Nov. 25. Her salary will be $65,000 annually.

The city clerk is one of the three employees directly hired by the mayor and council.

The clerk’s main job is to maintain the permanent records of the city, which include all minutes of council meetings, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the council and contracts. The clerk attends council meetings, transcribes minutes of the meetings and prepares them for the permanent records.

The clerk updates the city codes, maintains the city’s applications for its 21 boards and commissions, processes ordinances, resolutions, contracts and proclamations, prepares and monitors the annual budget for the city clerk’s office and the mayor and council, certifies documents and works with various agencies on annexations.

Contact Ginger Livingston at glivingston@reflector.com or 252-329-9570.