Casey Carl named Minneapolis City Clerk

The Minneapolis City Council approved naming Casey Carl as the new City Clerk at its meeting on June 18.His appointment follows a rigorous nationwide search and a public hearing earlier in June. Carl is currently Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners in Johnson County, Kansas, an urban community within the Kansas City metropolitan area that serves approximately 550,000 residents. He has served in the position since it was formally created six years ago, and has worked in Johnson County government for more than 12 years.

The Minneapolis City Clerk office mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective information to Council Members, City staff, and the public so that City leaders can make effective and responsible decisions in governing the city. City Clerk staff works to ensure that all procedures of the Council and Clerk office conform to federal, state, and City regulations and policies. The City Clerk office also conducts elections in Minneapolis.

In his role as Johnson County Clerk, Carl was a department head and the clerical officer of the county board. He was the first Clerk of the Board, following the adoption of a Home Rule Charter in 2000 that instituted a new form of government in Johnson County. Following that change, he led the set-up, staffing, and development of many of the department’s functions. He managed the first-ever codification of public policies, implemented a legislative information management system, and established a constituent services program to improve responsiveness and connectivity with the community.

Carl has a bachelor’s degree in communications at Emporia State University and is a member of a number of professional associations of clerks, records managers, and administrators.

Published Jun. 18, 2010