City Secretary

The City Secretary serves as public information officer, preserving and managing City records.

Functioning much like the Secretary of State, the City Secretary/Municipal Clerk is the local official who maintains the integrity of the election process, ensures transparency and access to city records, facilitates the city’s legislative process, and is the recorder of local government history. The City Secretary acts as the compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes, including the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act, and serves as the filing authority for campaign finance reports and financial disclosure statements.

Dawn Steil
City Secretary


The Secretary’s office provides records management services for the City of Terrell, organizing and storing documents pertaining to all aspects of municipal government.

Posting of public meetings and legal advertising is handled through the City Secretary’s office. The office is an open information resource for the public. Requests for information on local ordinances, the city budget, department operations, City Council meetings, and other municipal operations can be made during regular office hours. You may obtain copies of ordinances, meeting minutes, and other open information for a small copying charge.