The City Secretary is appointed by the City Council and also serves in many other functions for the City.

The City Secretary attends and prepares official minutes of the City Council meetings and serves as the custodian of city records including City Council minutes, resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and other documents vital to the operation of the city. 

The City Secretary is the Public Information Coordinator for the City of Cottonwood Shores.  This office is responsible for coordinating with the city departments and ensuring that all Open Records Requests are processed in a timely fashion in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act and city procedures.

City elections that are ordered by the City Council are managed by the City Secretary through the Burnet County Elections Administrator.