The City Secretary is appointed by the City Council and also serves as the Finance Director for the City.
The City Secretary attends and prepares official minutes of the City Council meetings and serves as the custodian of the following city records:
- City Council Minutes
The City Secretary is the Public Information Coordinator for the City of Marshall. This office is responsible for coordinating with city departments to ensure that all Open Records Requests are processed in a timely fashion in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act and city procedures.
City elections are ordered by the City Council and managed by the City Secretary. City elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The City of Marshall contracts with Harrison County to administer elections and tabulate ballots.
- The General Election for City Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Harrison County Elections Office, 415 East Burleson Street, Marshall, Texas 75670. Candidates may submit an Application for Place on General Election Ballot between January 13, 2021 and February 12, 2021 at the City Secretary’s Office.
Results of November 3, 2020 Elections
- General Election
- Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in District 2
- Special Election for a proposition on the question of the reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Marshall at the rate of 1/8th of one percent to continue providing revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets
- Special Election to consider sixteen (16) proposed amendments to the Charter of the City of Marshall providing for the City's form of government; boundaries powers; City Council; City Officers, Terms and Term Limits, Vacancies and Forfeitures of Office; Financial Procedures; Budgeting; Issuance of Debt; Taxation; Elections of City Council; Initiative; Referendum and Recall Franchises and Regulation of Public Utilities; Financial Interests for City Council and Officers; Claims Against the City; Liens, Assignments; Garnishment and Security Bonds; All of the above as allowed by the state law of Texas; Repealing obsolete provisions and adding a new provision to allow Renumbering and Rearranging the Charter as long as no substantive change is made; Correcting typographical errors; and Providing for Severability and an Effective Date