Seat Pleasant

City Clerk

 

Dashaun N. Lanham, CMC

City Clerk

Dashaun Lanham has worked with the City of Seat Pleasant since November 5, 2007 as the Acting City Clerk. Mrs. Lanham was recommended by the Mayor for the position of City Clerk. The City Council graciously accepted the recommendation and appointed Mrs. Lanham as the City Clerk for the City of Seat Pleasant on July 14, 2008. Ms. Lanham achieved the Certified Municipal Clerk(CMC) designation in February 2014, as the first City Clerk for Seat Pleasant to achieve the designation. Dashaun has attended Strayer University and the Reporting Academy of Virginia, and currently taking courses to become a Certified Parliamentarian. Ms. Lanham was born in Washington, DC and attended District of Columbia Public Schools. Dashaun is a member of Maryland Municipal Clerk Association, International Institute of Municipal Clerk, and American Institute of Parliamentarians. Ms. Lanham has served on the Legislative Committee, Engagement and Outreach, Scholarship Committee. MS. Lanham has three daughters and three grand-daughters and a member of Newness of Life Bible Church.

Mission, Vision, & Responsibilities

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to provide efficient, professional services through the Smart City automation process. To ensure that the City Clerk empowers, educates and engages the citizens by being effective in the legislative process; by serving as the Custodian of Records; by assuring conformance with the State of Maryland Open Meeting Law; and by implementing all municipal elections. Although the City Clerk serves at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Clerk works with all branches of the government 

Vision

To build a community based on public trust in government and bring respect and dignity to the City and citizens we serve. To seek innovative technology to enhance the quality of service to citizens. Develop and utilize opportunities for personal and professional growth. Learn from experiences, achievements and mistakes. Our values are proactive and forward thinking, accurate and efficient, open, neutral, and impartial.

Responsibilities

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for providing the following specific services related to the actions of the Mayor and City Council:

  • Maintains the City’s official records, including but not limited to Seat Pleasant’s Charter and Code
  • Preparation for all Council Meetings (Council Meetings, Special Council Meetings, Council Work Session, and Council Public Sessions) including all agendas and minutes related to these meetings
  • Archiving City Council documents, official proceedings, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Providing notifications to the public per the City’s Charter
  • Publicizing of legal notices
  • Recording official documents
  • Citizen inquiries, including Public Information Act Requests Public Information Act

Requesting Records & Information

How to Request Public Records & City Information

The Maryland Public Information Act enables people to have access to government records without unnecessary cost or delay. The City will provide specific, non-exempted information to the extent that it is available.

Please comply with the following procedure:

  • All requests must be made in writing and addressed to the Seat Pleasant City Clerk. An email request is not acceptable. Include your telephone and fax number or email address should further communication be necessary.
  • The City will provide copies of documents requested. However, the City is not obligated to do research or conduct investigations
  • The City is given 30 days to comply with your request. However, we will provide information for your inspection as soon as possible. If the information you are requesting does not exist, the City will inform you within 10 working days.
  • The first two hours of search and review time are free. The hourly charge for additional time is $35.
  • The first 20 document pages provided are free. The additional per-page copy charge is $0.25.
  • All requests will be reviewed for the purpose of discerning the availability of information requested and estimated charges, if any, to be incurred by the requester. If it is anticipated that the charge will be in excess of $100, you will be notified and required to pay in advance of receipt for the information.

How Do I Register to Vote

Qualified residents of the City may obtain a Maryland Voter Registration Application at the City of Seat Pleasant City Hall, 6301 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant, MD from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday – Friday.

You may access voter registration information at the State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.md.us or the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.

In order to vote in City elections, you must be a registered in accordance with the regulations of Prince George’s County and the City’s Charter. Every person who is registered with the County Board of Elections and is a resident of the City of Seat Pleasant shall be entitled to vote in all City elections.

 

Can I vote in city elections by absentee ballot?

Yes, you can vote by absentee ballot. However, there are regulations governing voting by absentee ballot.

How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

To obtain an absentee ballot you must first complete an absentee ballot application. To request an Absentee Ballot application, call the City Clerk’s Office at 301- 336-2600 extension 2230. 

 

Where are the polling locations for the city election?

The polling place for the City election is at the City Hall located 6301 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant, MD. Unless, otherwise directed by the City Council at the recommendation of the Seat Pleasant Board of Election Supervisors.

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