City Clerk

City of Loveland, CO | Full-time


The Position

The City of Loveland, Colorado – a vibrant community surrounded by natural beauty – is seeking a new City Clerk. The City Clerk will exemplify Loveland’s values of accountability, integrity, transparency, and honoring the public trust, collaboration, and innovation. In line with the City of Loveland’s mission of achieving their vision through innovation, dedication, and excellent service delivery, the City Clerk will provide leadership to the City Clerk’s Office. Primary duties include being the Clerk of the City Council for public meetings, issuing licenses, maintaining custody of all public records (including the Municipal Code), and administering public elections.

There is a high degree of accountability to citizens, City Council, and the staff of the City. Collaboration with Larimer County and State of Colorado officials is also necessary to excel in this role. The City Clerk serves as an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, including strategizing long-term goals and policies for the organization.

The City Clerk reports directly to the City Manager. Direct reports include two Assistant Clerks and one Deputy Clerk. The former City Clerk transitioned to a Town Administrator role.

The Organization

The City of Loveland operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with a City Manager overseeing all personnel and the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Council is a nine-member policy-making board that serves as the City’s legislative body, with eight members of Council who are elected by Wards and serve four-year terms. The Council is led by the Mayor, who is elected by the community on an at-large basis to serve two-year terms.

Loveland is a full-service city, providing its residents with Parks and Recreation, Cemetery, Police, Library, Planning, Code Enforcement, Permitting, Power (electric), Municipal Fiber, Water, Wastewater, Trash and Recycling, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Municipal Court, and Cultural services. Larimer County provides landfill services, and the Larimer Humane Society provides the City with animal control services. The Loveland Fire and Rescue Authority is independent with an intergovernmental agreement between the City and the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District. The Authority is governed by a board consisting of representatives from both the City and the District, and it receives a funding majority from the City. The Northern Colorado Regional Airport is located in Loveland along Interstate 25 and is publicly owned and operated by the Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins.

The City has a General Fund Budget of $102,732,111 and 798 FTEs.

The City Clerk’s Office

The mission of the City Clerk Department is to serve the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, administrative departments, and the public in a courteous, timely, and efficient manner while remaining neutral and impartial. The Department works to improve the administration of the affairs of the City Clerk’s Office consistent with applicable laws and through sound management practices to provide easier access to local government and fulfill our responsibility to the residents of Loveland.

The City Clerk’s Office maintains the City of Loveland’s official records. The Clerk’s Office is responsible for a number of functions including:

  • City Council meetings and agendas
  • Municipal elections in collaboration with Larimer County and the State of Colorado
  • Liquor Licensing, in connection with the State of Colorado
  • Pawn Broker, Tree Trimmer, Games of Skill, and Mobile Vendor Licenses
  • City of Loveland Municipal Code
  • Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests
  • City of Loveland Utility Rebate Program
  • Coordination with Board/Commission Liaisons along with the City Manager on the operation of 25+ Boards and Commissions
  • City document management, record retrieval, and retention compliance

The City Clerk’s Office has a General Fund Budget of $641,134 and five FTEs.

Experience and Education

Minimum requirements include three years of experience as a City Clerk or an Assistant/Deputy City Clerk, two years of supervisory/management experience, and municipal government experience. Must possess Certified Municipal Clerk designation or obtain it within six months of hire date.

Preferred qualifications include a public administration background, extensive elections experience, and an understanding of municipal budgets. In addition, demonstrated experience working with public records, licensing, automated agenda and public meeting management, and boards and commissions is also preferred.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is an experienced City Clerk with a passion for public service. The next City Clerk has exemplary communication skills and fosters a commitment to service excellence. As a skilled local government practitioner, this person will be an effective listener and communicator, at ease speaking with varied audiences, building consensus, and achieving strategic objectives. As a leader, they will have unquestionable integrity and demonstrate the highest standards of professional conduct and character. This person demonstrates fairness, consistency, and good humor and handles difficult situations with poise.

The ideal candidate will be technologically savvy and able to bring new solutions into the organization to increase efficiency. The individual should enjoy working in a complex organization and being a problem-solving member of the Executive Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader who can balance conflicting interests and priorities. They can be responsive to elected officials yet also be decisive and provide clear professional recommendations. The successful candidate will be collaborative and enjoy mentoring staff members and supporting their continued professional development. This person will be approachable, trustworthy, caring, and personally invested in the community.

The Community

As the heart of northern Colorado, located just over 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. The education and income levels in Loveland are above national averages, with over 35% of residents reporting bachelor’s degrees or higher. The community has received many awards and recognitions for its quality of life. Northern Colorado is equal to Denver in its net migration of millennials and boomers to the area. The community is located approximately 60 minutes north of downtown Denver on the I-25 Corridor and 25 minutes south of Fort Collins, two of Colorado’s largest cities. Nicknamed “The Sweetheart City,” Loveland is world-famous for its Valentine Remailing Program. On Valentine’s Day, for the past 73 years, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and local Post Office have teamed together to re-mail thousands of Valentines from across the globe, each adorned with a unique stamp and poem designed by local artists.

Since the 1970s, Loveland has been a mecca for artists. Loveland’s affection for art is evident everywhere. With one percent of its revenue devoted to art throughout the community, you will find sculptures, galleries, and public art. John Villani’s fourth edition of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” even ranked Loveland in the number two spot. With more than 200 sculptures, three annual art shows, two of North America’s largest foundries, and two sculpture parks, it is easy to understand why Loveland is a destination arts community.

Loveland is quickly growing into one of the major retail and financial centers of northern Colorado. Attractions within the community include a retail lifestyle center with more than 70 specialty shops and restaurants, the Budweiser Events Center, and other nearby retail and hotel complexes. Historic downtown Loveland also has an eclectic selection of boutiques, shops, and galleries and can boast about its newest $80 Million development called the Foundry, which added a hotel, first-run boutique movie theatre, and housing.

Loveland offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities enjoyable in every season. In Loveland, parks and recreation facilities include dozens of sports fields, an outdoor swimming pool, 27 playgrounds, 35 parks, and more than 5,000 acres of open space and natural areas. Additionally, the community enjoys award-winning golf courses, numerous hiking and biking trails, and twelve different lakes, rivers, and outdoor swimming areas. With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually and low humidity, Loveland experiences pleasant weather year-round. Something is always happening in the community, from concerts, art and sculpture shows, theater productions, and professional hockey games to community celebrations.

Loveland is served by the Thompson School District, a leader in Colorado for K-12 education. There are many higher education institutions near Loveland, including the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and several community colleges.

Loveland was the first Hewlett Packard location outside of California and continues to provide a nice balance of high tech and manufacturing firms. The innovation factor is high, with patents ranking annually in the top 50 cities in the U.S.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 78,877
  • Median Household Income: $68,592
  • Median Home Value: $313,100
  • Median Age: 40.5

All demographic information was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau.


The salary range for the position is $82,700 - $132,200, and the expected hiring range is $82,700 - $107,500, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package including an employee wellness center. Residency is not required.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on March 31, 2021.


Please direct questions to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 513-221-0500.

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