Sondra Smith seeks re-election as Fayetteville City Clerk

Sondra E. Smith

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Sondra Smith officially announced her re-election bid for Fayetteville City Clerk/Treasurer this week in a news release.

A lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, Smith has served as city clerk since 2003.

The clerk’s office maintains the official records and public documents of the city, provides staff support for the City Council, and prepares agendas and minutes for City Council meetings. The office codifies and publishes the City Code, works with the Washington County Clerk and Washington County Election Commission during elections, and coordinates citizen boards and committees.

Smith’s office was instrumental in helping to establish a paperless document management system, webcasts of city meetings, an employee policy and procedure manual, and online access to the Fayetteville City Code.

Smith is a current member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders and Treasurers Association, and Association of Records Managers and Administrators International, and is an International Certified Municipal Clerk and an Arkansas Certified Municipal Clerk.

She serves as Treasurer of the Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders, Treasurers Association, and serves on the Arkansas Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Trust Board. She also serves on the Policemen’s and Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees.

“It is a privilege to be able to serve the citizens of Fayetteville,” said Smith on Monday.

She said she enjoys helping the public and preserving historical city documents, and that if elected for another four-year term, she will continue to implement money-saving procedures, reliable customer service, and easy access to city documents.

The filing period for City Clerk and other municipal offices in the Nov. 6 election begins July 27.