Written by: Press release
Date of publication: 23-10-2021
Ashley Mai was appointed Russell Town Clerk on Tuesday, October 19.
Ashley has worked for the City of Russell since 2019, as Deputy City Clerk.
As City Clerk, Ashley and her staff connect citizens to their government and keep track of municipal government actions. City Clerk’s Office records minutes of city council meetings, processes special assessments, records deeds and easements, updates and maintains the Russell City Code book, issues various licenses, processes licenses special events and provides notarization services.
The City Clerk’s Office assists the Board of Directors in carrying out its legislative function by providing advance notice of all public meetings, providing public access to agendas to promote transparency and accountability within municipal administration.
The City Clerk is the official custodian of city records and is responsible for complying with the Kansas Open Records Act by researching and providing information and copies of official city records to staff and citizens. The City Clerk administers the Town of Russell’s records retention policy and schedule and acts under the administrative direction of the City Manager.
Under Ashley’s leadership, the City Clerk’s Office will continue to provide high quality information and services to the public, Board of Directors and City staff with the highest degree of excellence and professionalism.
Ashley graduated from Russell High School and attended North Central Kansas Technical College, where she earned an associate’s degree in Business & Computer Technology and Business Management. She has experience in private affairs and county government, completing her new role as city clerk.
Ashley is active in the Russell community through her volunteer work and several fundraisers through Gamma Theta Sorority. Ashley is a member of St John’s Lutheran Church and has participated in VBS and other youth programs. Ashley and her husband Brett have two children, Owen and Elsie.
Katrina Woelk remains the city’s chief financial officer responsible for helping with budgeting, long-term financial planning, financial reporting and compliance, investments, accounts payable, accounts receivable and grants. important. The separation of roles and
the responsibilities will allow each department to focus effectively and efficiently on the increasing complexity and demand required of the City Clerk and the Chief Financial Officer.
(News release courtesy of the Town of Russell.)