The Clerk-Treasurer for the City is appointed by the City Council and serves Ithaca as both the City Clerk and City Treasurer. The Clerk serves the City Council and is the record keeper of ordinances, resolutions, minutes, and all actions of the City Council. The Clerk administers the Oaths of Office and is the custodian of the City Seal, all papers, documents, minutes and records pertaining to the City and cemetery. The City Clerk is responsible for running elections, maintaining voter records and serves as the coordinator for Freedom of Information requests.
The City Treasurer is the custodian of all City funds and collects property taxes for the State, County, School District and City as required by law. The Treasurer coordinates the collection of all City funds and invests them in the best interest of the City and community. The Treasurer is also responsible for all accounting records of the City, the annual audit, filing reports with the federal and state governments and assists the City Manager with the annual budget.