City Clerk of Chicago
The City Clerk of Chicago is in charge of record-keeping for the city of Chicago and its elections. When the Chicago City Council is in session, the City Clerk serves as council secretary. This position is a citywide elected office.
The City Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining official city government records, distributing approximately 1.3 million vehicle stickers and residential parking permits, and issuing city business licenses.
The current city clerk is Anna Valencia.
Significant City Council transparency efforts have included posting nearly 700,000 pages of searchable City Council records to the City Clerk website, www.ChiCityClerk.com. This includes every ordinance passed since 1981, as well as city budgets and mayoral Executive orders going back nearly 30 years. In addition, for the first time ever, City Council meetings can be watched live or on demand via a City Council video archive on the City Clerk's website, www.ChiCityClerk.com.
List of Office Holders
- Susana Mendoza 2011 (elected) - 2016. Resigned to take office as the Illinois Comptroller
- Miguel del Valle, 2006 (appointed) - 2011 (resigned to run for mayor)
- James Laski, 1995 (elected) - 2006 (resigned after indictment)
- Ernest Wish, 1993 (appointed) - 1995 (end of term, did not seek re-election)
- Walter Kozubowski, 1979 (elected)- 1993 (resigned and pleaded guilty to corruption)
- John C. Marcin, 1955 (elected) - 1979 (end of term, became 35th Ward alderman)
- Ludwig D. Schreiber, 1939-1955 (elected four times)
- Francis D. Connery, 1909 (elected) - 1915 (end of term?)