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

The city clerk is responsible for:
  • Maintaining the city cemetery records (Elmwood, City, Oakland, and Sacred Heart)
  • Maintaining the City Code
  • Performing duties as required for municipal elections
  • Preparing City Council actions, including agendas, packets, minutes, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Processing of various licenses and permits, including:
  • Serving as official secretary to the Civil Service Commission, Band Committee and Tourism Commission
  • Receiving official bids for the city

Melinda Blind
Melinda Blind
City Clerk
Ph: (319) 372-7700 x 206

811 Avenue E
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Fax: (319) 372-8661

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm