City Secretary

Christina McDonald, TRMC has served as City Secretary since February 2007.


The mission of the City Secretary's Office is to support and facilitate the City of Marble Falls' government process by:
  • Engaging the public in municipal government processes
  • Acting at the liaison between local government and its citizens
  • Providing daily assistance to all departments of the City of Marble Falls
The City Secretary is an Officer of the City.  The position of City Secretary is a statutory position required by State Law.

Official Records
The City Secretary's Office provides staff support to the City Council and manages the preservation of official records of the City of Marble Falls in accordance with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Records Retention Schedule.  These types of records include, but are not limited to:
  • Minutes
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions
  • Agendas
  • Election Records
The City Secretary serves as the election administrator for Municipal Elections and coordinates and administers each regular and special Municipal Election.

Public Information
As the Public Information Officer, the City Secretary is responsible for providing documents requested under the Public Information Act.

Other Responsibilities
Other areas of responsibility of the City Secretary's Office include:
  • Attends all City Council meetings and keeps an accurate account of minutes of such proceedings
  • Gives notice of City Council meetings and other city board and commission meetings
  • Monitors the terms and attendance of all boards and commissions
  • Oversees publications and postings of legal notices
  • Prepares all City Council agendas
  • Processes contract and agreements
  • Processes all liens and lien releases
  • Receives and secures sealed bids
  • Maintains the City's Code of Ordinances
  • Prepares proclamations for the Mayor
  • Provides assistance to all City Departments
Training and Certification
Christina McDonald received her Texas Registered Municipal Clerk (TRMC) Certification from the Texas Municipal Clerks Association through the University of North Texas in January 2001 and is currently working on her third recertification.

Texas Local Government Code §22.074 states that a person may be certified to serve as City Secretary. Such training and certification is highly recommended given the importance and complexities of the position of City Secretary. The Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program requires the City Secretary to complete 200 hours of coursework, successfully pass examinations on a four course curriculum and attend eight, 2-day seminars over a 3-year period.

Recertification requires an additional 80 hours of professional development course work and attendance of six, 2-day seminars every five years.  Christina McDonald has held her TMCCP certification since 2001 and recertifies every five years.