Monday, June 11, 2012

Richmond City Council appoints Alvin M. Anderson as new City Clerk

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA 23219 - COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED Monday, June 11, 2012 Richmond City Council appoints Alvin M. Anderson as new City Clerk To begin Monday, June 18, 2012 (Richmond, Virginia) – Richmond City Council tonight (Monday, June 11, 2012) appointed Mr. Alvin M. Anderson to serve as the new City Clerk. Mr. Anderson replaces former City Clerk, Ms. Lou Brown Ali, who was appointed to serve as Richmond City Council Chief of Staff in 2011 and who has been serving as interim City Clerk since taking that office in January of 2012. Mr. Anderson (photo attached) will begin Monday, June 18, 2012. Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Virginia Union University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Personnel and Human Resource Management from American University. Mr. Anderson's has more than 30 years of professional government service and experience, which includes employment since 1983 with the city of Richmond that entailed the following progressive positions: Personnel Administrator with the Richmond Department of Human Resources and Employee Relations; Senior Budget and Management Analyst and Budget and Management Analyst with the Richmond Department of Budget and Strategic Planning; and, most recently (1999-present), Assistant Library Director for Internal Operation for the Richmond Public Library. Mr. Anderson also served as a Financial Manager with the United States of America Department of the Navy, Resale System from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Anderson's new duties include providing oversight and management of the Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk as per those described in the Richmond City Charter, which is described generally as follows: Richmond City Charter CHAPTER 4. COUNCIL Section 4.04. City Clerk The Council shall appoint a City Clerk for an indefinite term. He/She shall be the Clerk of the Council, shall keep the journal if its proceedings and shall file the original draft of all ordinances and shall maintain an index of all such ordinances. He/She shall be the custodian of the corporate seal of the City and shall be the officer authorized to use and authenticate it. All records in his/her office shall be public records and open to inspection at any time during regular business hours. He/She shall receive compensation to be fixed by the Council and all fees received by him/her shall be paid into the City treasury. He/She shall appoint and remove a deputy City Clerk, who shall be authorized to act as acting City Clerk in the absence or disability of the City Clerk, and all deputies and other employees in his/her office, and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or by ordinance. (Virginia General Assembly Acts 1977, chapter 513, Section 1; Acts 1998, chapter 711: Acts 2005, chapter 844, Section 1) Richmond City Council welcomes Mr. Anderson to his new post and looks forward to the addition of his knowledge, skills and abilities to the Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk. CONTACT For more information, please contact Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, at 804.646.6052 (office tel) or 937.1386 (mobile) or (email) - E N D - ______________________________________ Steven R. Skinner, APR Council Public Information Manager RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF Richmond City Hall 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 Richmond, Virginia 23219 804.646.6052 (office) 804.335.4054 (mobile) 804.937.1386 (home/mobile) 804.646.5468 (fax) (email) ____________________________________________ MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to represent citizens in creating and amending local laws, providing government policy and oversight, and approving the city budget. VISION Richmond City Council is committed to creating a vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.