The City Council has selected Christopher Guidry, an Iowa City resident, to be the next City Clerk. His employment agreement will be reviewed and voted on by the council during the March 7, 2017 meeting.
Guidry is an experienced business development leader and trained lawyer. He most recently worked as an Education Technology Consultant and served as the Director of Workforce Solutions Partnerships at ACT.
Before coming to Iowa, Guidry worked for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development as the State Director of Career and Technical Education. He also worked for the Chicago Board of Education as a Due Processes Mediation Coordinator and as a Prosecutor.
Guidry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, and law degree from Loyola University of Chicago.
“Chris is an exceptional candidate. We are excited to bring him on board and believe he will serve our community well in this vital role,” Mayor Jim Throgmorton said. “I want to thank Council Member Susan Mims for the great work she did in guiding the search process."
The City Clerk is appointed directly by the City Council and reports directly to its seven members. The City Clerk’s Office records and maintains all ordinances, resolutions and minutes, as well as the City Code. It is responsible for several licensing and permit processes and also helps city staff and the public research information.
Guidry will officially begin in his new position on March 8.