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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

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City Clerk

Lesley A. Shook, CMC
City Clerk
Phone:  620-441-4409
Fax:  620-441-4426
E-mail:  lshook@arkansascityks.gov
P.O. Box 778
Arkansas City, KS  67005

Professional Associations:

  • Member International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)
  • Member City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association (CCMFOA)
  • Member Administrative Assistants of Kansas Cities (AAKC)
  • Member International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
The city clerk is responsible for the following functions:  Special assessments, Cereal Malt Beverage, Retail Liquor Licenses, and other alcohol related licenses, Various business licenses (Peddlers, Transient Merchant, etc.), City vehicle tags and insurance, Monetary liability claims against the city, Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable (billings), Utility and Ambulance bad debt, Recording secretary for three citizen advisory boards, processing agenda work forwarded by the City Attorney, ordinance publications, and many other things.