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City Clerk

Nancy Shollenberger

Nancy Shollenberger

Nancy Sue Shollenberger was re-elected City Clerk in April 2012. She was first elected to this office in 1984 and has served as City Clerk ever since. Ms. Shollenberger ran a secretarial and answering service in Sierra Madre for 30 years. In 2000 she closed down the answering service business and now runs a secretarial and notary service.

About the Office of the City Clerk

The City Clerk is elected to a four-year term. Among the responsibilities of this office are recording the minutes of the City Council, Financing Authority, and Community Redevelopment Agency meetings, advertising legal notices, codifying newly adopted municipal codes, administering oaths, ensuring that city staff and elected and appointed officials comply with State Conflict of Interest and Campaign Reporting Laws, providing notary services, and managing municipal elections.

City Council

The Sierra Madre City Council is comprised of five members elected to four-year terms. The Council is responsible for general City policy, as well as for the appointment of the City Manager, City Attorney, and members of the City's Boards and Commissions. It also serves as the governing body for the Community Redevelopment Agency and Public Financing Authority.

City Council Meetings

The City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

City Treasurer

Richard Mays

Richard Mays was elected to City Treasurer on April 24, 2012.

About the City Treasurer's Office

The City Treasurer is elected to a four-year term. Among the City Treasurer's responsibilities are developing an investment policy for adoption by the City Council, ensuring compliance with the investment policy as adopted, and reporting quarterly cash and investment activity to the City Council.

Commissions, Boards & Committees

The Sierra Madre City Council encourages citizen participation in its decision-making process through the use of citizen commissions. Currently, there are six citizen commissions established by the Council to advise and assist them in dealing with specific problems (presently the Planning Commission has the responsibilities of the Cultural Heritage Commission). These advisory bodies are able to study a variety of issues and problems in detail. After gathering all pertinent information, hearing arguments, and weighing values, they recommend to the Council what they consider the best action to take. In certain situations, commissions are empowered to make specific decisions, subject to appeal to the Council. Public notice on all commissions are prepared in compliance of the Maddy Act.

Applications - The City of Sierra Madre encourages residents to apply for positions on City commissions that have vacancies. This is a great opportunity for Sierra Madre residents to get involved in the community. Applications are available online and at City Hall and will be accepted until all positions are filled:

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMISSION (3-Year Term)
Meets the 3rd Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber
Staff Liaison: Kristi McClure /City Council Liaison: Mayor Josh Moran

Number of Vacancies: None
Applications Received: One

PLANNING COMMISSION (4-Year Term)
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber
Staff Liaison: Danny Castro /City Council Liaison: Council Member Chris Koerber


Number of Vacancies: None
Applications Received: None

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(3-Year Term)
Meets the 4th Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber:
Staff Liaison: Carolyn Thomas / City Council Liaison: Council Member John Harabedian

Number of Vacancies: None
Applications Received: None

SENIOR COMMUNITY COMMISSION (3-Year Term)
Meets the 1st Thursday at 3:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber
Staff Liaison: Adam Matsumoto/ City Council Liaison: Council Member John Capoccia

Number of Vacancies: None
Applications Received: None

TREE ADVISORY COMMISSION (4-Year Term)
Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber
Staff Liaison: Bruce Inman / City Council Liaison: Council Member John Capoccia

Number of Vacancies: One
Applications Received: One

City Council Liaisons 2012-2013

Maddy Act - Local Appointments List, prepared in compliance with the Maddy Act, 2013: