City Clerk, Grace Thomsen
Born and raised in Evansdale, IA, a suburb of Waterloo. Was moved to Elk Horn as a teenager and graduated High School there. Attended college at DMACC for Business Administration, but did not graduate. Moved to Cumberland’s Main Street in 2011, and in December of 2012 began training as the Deputy City Clerk to fill the position of City Clerk. Was sworn in as the official City Clerk on November 12, 2013, by the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland.
The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The City Clerk prepares the City Council agendas, attends Council meetings, and records all proceedings. Records of all ordinances, resolutions, bond proceedings, and other public measures are maintained in the office of the City Clerk. The City Clerk writes and signs checks and calculates and prints the water bills, she also maintains the City’s financial records and prepares the budget under the supervision of the Mayor and City Council.