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Appointed: December 2009
Elected: November 2012 (first elected term)
Current Term: 2012-2016

Address: 35 Cajon Street, Ste. 4, Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 909-798-7531
Fax: 909-798-7535

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  • Central Michigan University ‐ Masters degree in Personnel Management
  • Davis & Elkins College - Bachelors Degree in Mathematics


  • Pilot, American Airlines
  • Airlift Squadron Commander, United States Air Force 



  • President, Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Past Commander, Redlands American Legion Post 106
  • Treasurer, Redlands Service Club Council


  • Married to Kitt Irwin
  • Two Daughters, Heather and Jessica
  • Resident of Redlands since 1983 


The City Clerk is one of the oldest professions in government. The office can be traced to biblical times and even before. Ancient Greece had a city secretary who read official documents publicly. At the opening of a meeting, one of his duties was to read a curse upon anyone who should seek to deceive the people. 

The early keepers of the archives were often called remembrances and before writing came into use, their memory was the public record. The office of clerk can be traced back to the year 1272 AD in the History of the Corporation of Old London. 

When early colonists came to America, they set up forms of local government to which they had been accustomed, and the office of clerk was one of the first established. The colony at Plymouth appointed a person to act as a recorder. 

Over the years, municipal clerks have become the hub of government - the direct link between the inhabitants of their towns and their government. The clerk is the historian of the community; the entire recorded history of the town and its people is in the clerk's care.

In Redlands, the City Clerk is an elected official and is responsible directly to the voters. Deputies may be appointed by the City Clerk and shall hold office at the pleasure of the City Clerk. The City Clerk serves the City Council, the City Manager, and all administrative departments.

The department keeps an accurate record of the proceedings of the City Council and the Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Agency and a comprehensive general index. The Clerk's Office is also responsible for keeping an accurate record of all City ordinances and resolutions; attests, publishes, and preserves an accurate record of all City ordinances and resolutions; is the custodian of the City Seal; maintains files of City contracts, agreements, and deeds; and administers oaths, affirmations and acknowledgments.


The City Clerk's Office seeks to provide the best possible service to our customers. We strive to provide information and hearing notices to City staff, other public agencies, and the public; legislative support to the Mayor and City Council; election support to officeholders and candidates; and records management services to City staff accurately, promptly, efficiently, and in a friendly and helpful manner. We seek to make every contact with our customers a positive and rewarding one and to be sensitive and responsive to their needs.


  • Strive constantly to improve the administration of the affairs of the office consistent with applicable laws and through sound management practices to produce continued progress and fulfill the responsibility to the community and others.
  • Coordinate legal publications and notices or ordinances, resolutions, and public hearings.
  • Provide administrative support to the City Council
  • Disseminate information relative to City Council actions to appropriate parties
  • Custodian of the City's vital records from 1888-1964
  • Responsible for conducting general municipal and special elections in accordance with the California Elections Code - coordinate ballot measures, arguments and impartial analysis
  • Act as Financial Disclosure Officer for Conflict of Interest filings for Members of the City Council, City Manager, Planning Commissioners, City Attorney, City Treasurer, and designated City employees
  • Assist the County Registrar of Voters during primary and general elections
  • Prepare ordinances and resolutions and maintain the Redlands Municipal Code
  • Research and disseminate City records as necessary
  • Advertise, receive and open bids for public works projects
  • Process annexation, improvement district proceedings, and street vacations
  • Acts a City archivist and historian relating to official acts
  • Maintain an open, diplomatic and neutral relationship with news media which includes the press, radio, and television
  • Answer citizens inquiries by telephone and in person
  • Act as Secretary for the Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors
  • Follow legal procedures for noticing regular, adjourned and special meetings of the City Council and Redevelopment Agency
  • Prepare and administer Clerk's Office budget
  • Interpret laws of City and State
  • Manage "boutique" of City memorabilia


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City Calendar

City Hall is closed every
other Friday.  Check the
calendar for closed Fridays.

2014 City Hall Calendar

City Hall Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Events Calendar



Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, September 25th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, September 26th

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, September 27th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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Sunday, September 28th

  1. Playwright/performer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a one-man interactive show.
    • Start time: 02:30pm
    • End date: Sunday, September 28th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • Join us in the A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room as actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. From his troubled relationship with devoted wife Zelda to his later romance with Hollywood gossip writer Sheilah Graham and his complex friendship with acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, this rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century.

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Monday, September 29th

  1. Environmental Review Committee

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