City Clerk Sondra Smith seeks re-election in Fayetteville

Sondra E. Smith / courtesy photo

Fayetteville City Clerk Sondra Smith on Friday said she’ll seek a fourth term in the November general election.

A native of Northwest Arkansas, Smith has served as city clerk since 2003. She and her husband, Neil, have two daughters and five grandchildren.

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.

During her term, Smith 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 on the Policemen’s and Firemen’s Pension Board of Trustees, and the Arkansas Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Trust Board of Trustees. She has also served on the Arkansas Municipal League Large First Class Cities Advisory Board, and has held many positions on the Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders, and Treasurers Association, including president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

Smith 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 reliable customer service, easy access to city documents, and prompt responses to requests for information.

The filing period for all municipal offices in the Nov. 8 election runs through Aug. 19.