Antilley promoted to City Clerk
Julia Antilley, who has served as interim City Clerk since October, has been promoted to fill the post.
As City Clerk, Antilley will be chiefly responsible for the City’s records management, elections administration, public information requests, execution and custody of official records, and the crafting of City Council agendas and minutes.
Antilley joined the City as a senior budget analyst in 2014. She was promoted to purchasing manager in 2015, and joined the clerk’s office as the deputy city clerk at the end of 2017. While serving as deputy clerk, Antilley inventoried nearly 3,000 boxes of city records, which allows city personnel to pinpoint each box’s location, both for retrieval or destruction. She also recently launched a new online system for requesting public information at cosatx.us/OpenRecords.
“I’ve worked in government most of my career, but this is the first role in which my primary customer is the public,” Antilley said. “Every time I answer the phone or greet someone at the door, I have an opportunity to influence the way our citizens feel about their city government. By being friendly and helpful, I hope to impact their view of us all.”
Antilley previously worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm, for six years in Washington, D.C. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in marketing from Texas A&M University.
In May, Antilley will be involved in the City Council election, during which three of the body’s seven seats will be filled. She said she hopes to use her marketing expertise to “bring a creative approach to encouraging folks to vote.”
Office of the City Clerk
The Office of the City Clerk accurately compiles and maintains the legal records of the actions of the City Council to ensure the continuity of government.
The office effectively directs the management and maintenance of all City records, from creation to ultimate disposition; ensures the preservation and accessibility of essential information; and equitably manages and conducts City elections to ensure the integrity of the democratic voting process.
In addition to its overall mission, the Office of the City Clerk also:
- Prepares the agenda and maintains the permanent records of all City Council meetings, including work sessions.
- Processes and administers alcohol beverage licenses and motor vehicle escort service permits.
- Prepares proclamations and special recognitions for the Mayor (Proclamation, Recognition and Honor Policy).
- Facilitates the preparation and maintains the City Code of Ordinances and supplements.
- Processes and maintains all records of appointments to various City boards and commissions.
- Accepts petitions filed by citizens relative to the City Charter/Code of Ordinances.
- Manages and conducts all City elections, including City Council elections and run-offs as well as elections dealing with bond issues, referendums, initiatives and revisions of the City Charter.
- Manages and administers the City’s Records Management Program and assists the public with requests for public information.
- Publishes official notices of City Council action.
- Maintains official documents of the City Council.