Motto: Preserving Bangor’s past while promoting it’s future.
Mission: The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to continually expand and improve communications and information delivery to our citizens; to meet the challenges of tomorrow with moral and ethical principles; to manage and preserve the official records of the City; to support the needs and requirements of the City Council; to administer all Elections held in the City; and to provide these services in a manner that is high quality, efficient, fair, and courteous; and maintain excellence in the area of records management and grow into current technology.
City Clerk, Shelly Umbanhowar, is a highly motivated and detail-oriented administrative officer who plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of our city. Shelly serves as a liaison between the city government and the community. She attends public meetings, responds to inquiries and concerns from residents. She is under the direct supervision of the City Manager and her responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Primary point of contact for all city-related administrative matters
- Manage and maintain official city records, including minutes, ordinances, and resolutions
- Act as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator, ensuring compliance and timely responses to requests
- Oversee and administer local elections, including voter registration, absentee ballots, and polling station coordination
- Coordinate meetings, prepare agendas, and accurately record and distribute meeting minutes
- Provide exceptional customer service to residents, addressing inquiries and resolving issues in a professional and timely manner
- Collaborate with various city departments and officials to support the efficient functioning of municipal operations.
Shelly’s contribution to Elections ensures that City Residents can be confident in a fair and honest election.
City Charter, SECTION 4.6 ELECTION COMMISSION.
The election commission is hereby created consisting of the City Clerk, as Chairman, the City Attorney, and a person appointed by the Council who shall not be a Councilman whose tenure of office is expiring at the next regular annual election. The members shall serve without compensation. The Commission shall appoint a Board of Election Inspectors for each precinct, and have charge of all activities and duties required of it for each precinct, and have change of all activities and duties required of it by state law and this Charter relating to the conduct of elections in the City. The compensation for election personnel shall be determined by the Council in advance. In any case where election procedure is in doubt the Election Commission shall prescribe the procedure to be followed.