City Departments

City Clerk

The City Clerk is the secretary of the municipality, responsible for all manner of record-keeping throughout the administration. The City Clerk has a special role as secretary to Council with responsibility for keeping the minutes of Council meetings. Other staff members in this Department have a wide variety of duties that are either extensions of this core function or adjuncts to it:

The Clerks Division is responsible for:
  • Council/Committee Secretariat
  • Business, Lottery and Marriage Licences
  • Photocopying and Mail Service
  • Policy and Procedures Manuals
  • City Archives
  • Records Management
  • Statutory Responsibilities: By-Laws, Registrations, Subdivision Agreements, Local Improvements, Vital Statistics, Freedom of Information Requests
  • Committees: Archives, Property Standards, Court of Revision
  • Municipal Elections
  • Switchboard/Receptionist


The Corporate Sustainability Plan (CSP) is an overarching, umbrella document that guides the Corporation of the City of Cambridge's actions to implement the existing and future City Master Plans and Strategic Plans. At the forefront of the planning process is the City's intent to sustainably implement its suite of existing Master and Strategic Plans that have been adopted by Council, before recommending new sustainability initiatives.

For the City of Cambridge Corporate Sustainability Plan visit Corporate Sustainability Plan (CSP)