City Clerk Treasurer

City Clerk Kara_Paxton

Welcome to the Fayetteville City Clerk Treasurer's homepage. Kara Paxton was sworn in as City Clerk Treasurer on 12/03/2019. 

She started her career as an ULLS-G Clerk in the Army National Guard.  She deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  After she returned home she attended college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology and a Master of Science in Information Systems Management. Her entire career has been in public service, having served in the Army National Guard, Social Security Administration, and the Fayetteville Housing Authority.

City Clerk's Favorite Quote:
"Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."" ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

The City Clerk Treasurer is an elected official whose primary responsibilities and duties are prescribed by various legislative acts of the General Assembly as well as the City Council.

The City Clerk office is a great source of information for both the general public and city staff. We are often the distribution center for information pertaining to current issues, events, and meetings. This office is the custodian of City records and maintains the City’s archives. Records in this office date back to the late 1800s. 

Primary Duties
Some of the primary duties of the City Clerk are:
  • Attend all regular and special City Council meetings, and prepare the City Council Agendas and Minutes for the official minute record book
  • Directly supervise the development and implementation of record retention policies and procedures in accordance with State law
  • Maintain a current listing of the City boards and committees, advertise for vacancies, and schedule interviews for vacancies
  • Maintain the City Code of Ordinances
  • Maintains the Policy and Procedure manual for City policies and coordinates updates to City policies
  • Provides Notary service
  • Provides support for the City Council
  • Responsible for the coordination of City elections with the Election Commission
  • Schedule meetings for various City meeting rooms and provide notification to staff and the public of these meetings
  • Serves as ex-officio secretary and a voting member to Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees and Treasurer and a voting member of the Policemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees. Attends the meetings and prepares the agendas, minutes, and appropriate correspondence for the Board Members