Every four years the Clerk-Treasurer is elected to office as is the Mayor, Judge, and Common Council. The Clerk-Treasurer’s duties are specifically defined by law. Those duties include oversight of Accounts Payable, Grants, Investments, Payroll, Utility Billing, and the City’s Budget. The preparation of Agendas and Minutes for the Common Council, Board of Works and the Fire/EMS Governing Body are also responsibilities of the Clerk-Treasurer.
Brenda Adams was hired as a Utility Clerk in 1985 and has also held the position of Utility Office Manager. Brenda was the Deputy Clerk Treasurer before being appointed to Clerk-Treasurer in December of 1998 and then elected in 1999.
Brenda has been a resident of the City of New Haven for over 50 years. After graduating from New Haven High School, Brenda attended Ivy Tech and IPFW. She received her Certified Municipal Clerk certificate in 2003 and her Master Municipal Clerk Treasurer certification in 2009.