John Tresidder named Assistant City Clerk
John Tresidder has been named Assistant City Clerk for the City of Merced. He has been the interim assistant City Clerk since September, taking over for Miranda Lutzow.
The Assistant City Clerk oversees the City Clerk's division. The City Manager serves as the City Clerk.
Tresidder is the clerk for the City Council meetings and organizes and compiles the agendas for the meetings. He provides support to the City's 14 boards and commissions and also recruits for the boards and commissions.
The City Clerk's office is the keeper of City records, from the Council minutes to contracts and ordinances. Tresidder is the point person when someone files a Public Records Act request, seeking City documents under the open government laws. He also is heavily involved in the City's transition to election districts as the City's elections official.
He ensures compliance with the Fair Political Practices Commission disclosure filings for the Council, commissions and boards and designated employees. Tresidder is responsible for training municipal staff on the City policy on record management and retention. Records are kept based on City policy, as well as legal, financial, governmental and historical requirements.
'I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to play such an important role in our city government,' Tresidder said.
'John has done a great job for the City the past six months as an interim' said City Manager Steve Carrigan. 'We had a field of strong candidates for the position and John stood out among those. He will do an exceptional job for the City.'
Tresidder, 46, was raised in Merced. A Merced High graduate, he attended Merced Community College and Golden State College. He started working with the City as a Records Clerk in November 2013. He is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the City Clerks Association of California.
Tresidder and his wife, Alicia, have 2 children, Alena, 15, and Anabelle, 12. In his spare time Tresidder enjoys playing drums, riding his bike in the foothills and spending time with family and friends.
The position pays $68,515.20 a year.