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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

Maryland Public INformation Act Request

 
Maryland’s Public Information Act (PIA) grants the people of this State a broad right of access to public records while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy rights of individual citizens. Requests for public records always begin with a government agency (State, county, or municipal).
 
How to request City Information:
The Maryland Public Information Act enables you to have access to government records without unnecessary cost or dely. The City of Seat Pleasant is committed to openness, transparency and accountability in government. Open government is the governing doctrine which holds that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight.
 
The City of Seat Pleasant makes every attempt to disclose public records and proceedings on our official website. You may visit our website, the MySeatPleasant App, and our social media links to gain access to valuable public information regarding the City of Seat Pleasant. However, if you don’t find what you are looking for or the documents are not available on the city’s website, please send your requests to the following individuals:
 
Public Information Act Representative for Seat Pleasant
Dashaun N. Lanham, CMC
City Clerk
6301 Addison Rd
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
 
For Police Department documents, send your requests to:
 
Chief Devan Martin
Seat Pleasant Police Department
6011 Addison Rd.
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
e-mail: policechief@seatpleasantmd.gov
               
 
The City is not obligated to do research, “create” records, or conduct investigations. The City is given 30 days to comply with your request. However, we will provide information for your inspection, of the request as soon as possible. If the information you are requesting does not exist, the City will inform you within 10 administrative business days from the date of the request.

    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 resident 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.

     

    Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:00am-8:00pm at your designated polling places.

    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.

    City Documents

    Seat Pleasant is the first City in the State of Maryland to offer BoardDocs as a convenient way for viewers to see up-to-date City Council Meeting Agendas.

    Click Here to View City Council Meeting Agenda

    BoardDocs is the market leader and pioneer of eGovernance solutions. Serving hundreds of organizations nationwide, BoardDocs’ paperless agenda services give governing bodies turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures and more. BoardDocs’ services alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising board packets. BoardDocs’ unique, state-of-the-art solutions also save taxpayers money, reduce staff time, improve governing body effectiveness, increase transparency in governance and have a positive effect on the environment.

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