One week into the job, new Rosemount city clerk Clarissa Hadler has her hands full. She’s learning the ropes, helping the public and just trying not to screw things up.
She’s a fast learner, though. That’s why she was hired, and city administrator Dwight Johnson is confident Hadler will do a fine job.
Hadler has experience in Rosemount. She interned with the city while a grad student at Hamline Univerisity. She recently received her masters of public administration and she hopes to put it to good use.
“I think it will be a wonderful learning experience,” said Hadler, of accepting the job.
Ultimately, Hadler wants to work in community development. While the city clerk position is a little side step from that work, Hadler believes the job will be a good first step into public administration.
The city clerk has a variety of duties. Hadler will maintain public records including official documents, the actions of the city council and ordinances of the city. She will administer licensing processes including liquor licensing.
Last but not least, the clerk supervises elections. Hadler said her first taste of elections will come in August when the city holds it primary to whittle down the city council field.
As an intern, Hadler worked on the STAR Communities project the city has undertaken towards sustainability. STAR is an acronym for Sustainability Tools for Accessing and Rating Communities. Through an assessment process the city will gain a deep understanding of the community’s strengths and needs to support current and future generations as they gather and collect information required for certification. Hadler will continue her work on the project.
Hadler said former city clerk Amy Domeier left things well in hand, which has helped ease her transition into the work.