Elected City Clerk
Lindsay Lara joined the San Rafael City Clerk’s office in May 2014 and is a dedicated public servant, with over 12 years of experience in the public sector. Lindsay was born in Novato, California, and lives in Terra Linda with her husband Nate.
Prior to joining the City of San Rafael team, Lindsay began her career in public service at the age of 17, working at the Marin County Superior Court where she focused much of her time and attention to records management, public records requests, and applying CA Government Code to her daily work.
Since joining the City Clerk’s office, Lindsay has always sought out opportunities to improve the City’s service delivery. She served as a project manager to implement new software to streamline the Conflict of Interest statement filing process which will allow filers to file from the comfort of their home and reduce staff time required to maintain, collect and file statements from over 150 designated filers. Additionally, she was responsible for implementing software to allow for online submissions for board and commission applications, creating easier access for residents to serve their community. She also implemented a document management system that allows staff and the public to easily find the history of our legislative action, as well as provide our community with the ability to review all records online. She also served on a cross-departmental team that built a new City website, playing an integral role in not just improving the City Clerk’s webpages but for the overall organization.
Lindsay brings enthusiasm and dedication to everything that she does. Some of the goals she intends to achieve as City Clerk include increasing civic participation, voter turnout, and diversity on our boards, commissions and the City Council.