The City Secretary's Office attends all meetings of the City Council and keeps records of their actions. This office also receives the candidates' filing for City Council Elections, conducts early voting for all City of Longview Elections and coordinates supplies for Election Judges and Clerks on Election Day. The City Secretary attests the Mayor's and the City Manager's signature on all contracts, agreements, ordinances, resolutions and other legal documents executed by officers of the City. The City Secretary issues Oaths of Office and notarizes official documents. The City Secretary is appointed by City Council.
City Secretary Shelly Ballenger:
Shelly Ballenger has served as City Secretary since 2008. Shelly worked as the Assistant City Secretary from 2001 to 2008. She began working for the City of Longview in 1998 as a Customer Service Representative. Shelly is a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk and a member of multiple Municipal Clerk professional organizations.