The City Secretary is an officer of the City appointed by the City Council. The City Secretary's Office is charged with a number of diverse responsibilities, including:
- Serves as the Records Management Officer for the City
- Manages the City's Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act Compliance
- Coordinates the City Council, and Boards and Commissions Agenda Process
- Serves as the Chief Elections Officer of the City
- Official Filing Office for Applications for Appointment to Boards, Commissions and Committees, Public Comment, and Petitions
- Notary Public Services
All documents created in the transaction of public business are declared records of the City and shall be created, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with the provisions and procedures as provided by Chapter 2, Division 3. Records Management Program, of the Code of Ordinances. It is the responsibility of the City Secretary to implement and manage all aspects of the City's records storage and destruction program. The City follows the guidelines for records maintenance as prescribed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Public Information Act Requests
The Texas Public Information Act was enacted in 1973, and later repealed and replaced by the Public Information Act in 1993 as codified in the Texas Government Code Chapter 552. The Act allows citizens access to documents created by and for the City of Dripping Springs. Requests for information must be submitted to the City in writing by:
- EMAIL: Download request form and email to City Secretary
- IN PERSON: Request form can be submitted at City Hall, located at 511 Mercer Street. Please ask the Receptionist for a form.
- MAIL: Requests can be sent to the Attention of the City Secretary, City of Dripping Springs, P.O. Box 384, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Please allow five to ten business days for processing. The City Secretary will respond to requests in the manner indicted on the submitted form.
Boards, Commissions and Committees
One of the best ways to participate in your local government is to volunteer to serve on one of our Commissions/Committees/Boards. Information regarding responsibilities, membership and meeting times can be found on each board, commission or committee page. The City Secretary accepts applications year round and will hold applications for up to two years. Please see below for more information regarding serving on City Boards, Commissions and Committees.
- Current and Upcoming Vacancies
- Board, Commission, Committee Description
- Economic Development Committee
- Emergency Management Commission
- Farmers Market Association Board
- Founders Day Commission
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Parks & Recreation Commission
- Planning & Zoning Commission
- Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1 & No. 2 Board
The City of Drippings Springs is a Type A General Law City with a Mayor and five (5) City Council Members, each with staggered terms. The City holds annual elections on the first Saturday of each May. For more information in elections, please visit the City's Election Page.
|Andrea Cunningham, TRMC||City Secretary||512-858-4725|