The position of a city secretary or municipal clerk is the oldest public servant role in recorded history. The earliest clerks appeared around 5,000 B.C. with the invention of writing. Biblical reference to the town clerk is found in the Book of Acts chapter 19:35. There is history dating back to ancient Greece that is sometimes titled "city clerk." Early clerk scribes literally used the quill writing instrument. The clerk's office is always one of the first offices created when government is established, and the office is charged with keeping the official records of the government. This government position literally follows the history of writing itself, advancing from verbal, handwritten, typed, and printed, to computerized, digitized and Internet-based documentation and communication technology.
The Lake Worth City Secretary's Office of today uses modern technology to provide services to citizens, city council, staff, and other government agencies. Ordinances, minutes, and agendas are available electronically, and documents are maintained in accordance with the records management system mandated by the State of Texas. Election laws are both federal and state based, and this office must keep abreast of the latest legal requirements to ensure that all required standards are met. The challenges of official record keeping today, although increased in volume as compared to the past, is maintained by a trained, competent office to ensure that the official records of the City are kept through time for current and future knowledge and historical documentation.
The City Secretary's Office continues to preserve the tradition, ethics, integrity and standards developed by the pioneers of the position in the City of Lake Worth. The following is a listing of those who have served the City of Lake Worth as City Secretary.
|City Secretary||Dates Served|
|Monica Solko||Mar 2017 to present|
|Linda Rhodes||Feb 2002 to Feb 2017|
|Joey Highfill||Jun 2001 to Feb 2003|
|Bob Salinas||Apr 200 to May 2001|
|Mark Todd||Mar 1992 to Mar 2000|
|Dorothy Prailey||Sep 1991 to Mar 1992|
|Linda Ingram||Nov 1986 to Sep 1991|
|Robert Turner||Mar 1985 to Oct 1985|
|Linda Haskell||Feb 1985 to Mar 1986|
|L. O. Irby||Jan 1969 to Jan 1985|
|T. L. Bourland||Nov 1968 to Dec 1968|
|R. L. Blevins||Feb 1965 to Jul 1968|
|Johnnie Calhoun||Oct 1964 to Jan 1965|
|John Blackwell||Oct 1964 to Oct 1964|
|George Campbell||Jul 1964 to Sep 1964|
|W. S. Brumbaugh||1957 to 1964|
|E. E. Flory||1954 to 1957|
|Leo P. Ward||1951 to 1953|
|C. L. Elston||1950 to 1951|