City Clerk

Our Mission

To serve citizens, public, employees, volunteers, boards and the Commission on a daily basis with efficiency, courtesy and a willingness to assist. To ensure that City process are open and transparent by acting as a bridge between the public and government through the dissemination of information while ensuring the preservation of, access to and integrity of records in accordance with all Federal, State and local regulations.


The City Clerk's office maintains and acts as custodian to all official City records and public documents, prepares agendas with supporting documents for City Commission meetings, notices public meetings of the City, and provides information services to the general public and staff. In addition, the City Clerk’s office acts as Recording Secretary at City Commission meetings. The City Clerk also serves as the Supervisor of Elections for City elections, handling election issues such as qualifying, reporting, and special elections.

Our Code of Ethics

As the City Clerk, I do hereby subscribe to the following principles and ethics which I affirm will govern my personal conduct as a Municipal Clerk:

  • To uphold constitutional government and the laws of my community
  • To so conduct my public and private life as to be an example to my fellow citizens
  • To impart to my profession those standards of quality and integrity that the conduct of the affairs of my office shall be above reproach and to merit public confidence in our community
  • To be ever mindful of my neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all and to extend the same treatment I wish to receive myself
  • To record that which is true and preserve that which is entrusted to me as if it were my own
  • To strive constantly to improve the administration of the affairs of my office consistent with applicable laws and through sound management practices to produce continued progress and so fulfill my responsibilities to my community and others.

Our Services

  • City Elections
  • Public Records Requests

The City Clerk’s office provides free notary services to any Bunnell citizen for City documents requiring notarization. For any other documents requiring notarization, please consult the local telephone book.

Agendas - An agenda is an outline or list of subjects to be considered at a commission, board, or committee meeting.

Minutes - Minutes are a record or journal of a commission, board, or committee meeting. An accurate, sufficiently clear record of all proceedings must be kept to demonstrate that the commission, board, or committee has complied with the law or rules by which it is governed.

Public Notices - A public notice is an announcement or advertisement letting the public know about an upcoming City Event that is not an Official Meeting. Public Notices are required to be posted anytime more than one commissioner or board member may be present at the scheduled event.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kristen Bates City Clerk (386)437-7500 Option 5
Bridgitte Gunnells Deputy City Clerk (386)437-7500 Option 5