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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

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City Clerk

Lesley A. Shook, CMC
City Clerk
Phone:  620-441-4409
Fax:  620-441-4459
E-mail:  lshook@arkansascityks.gov
P.O. Box 778
Arkansas City, KS  67005

Professional Associations:

  • Member International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)
  • Member City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association (CCMFOA)
  • Member Kansas Association for Court Management  (KACM)
The City Clerk's office maintains, protects, and preserves the official records of the City of Arkansas City.  The City clerk prepares and assembles the City Commission agenda and information packet.  The office is also responsible for maintaining City Code, responding to open records requests, recording and certifying special assessments, administering oaths, maintaining and preserving the City seal, and issuing various business permits and alcohol licenses.

The City Clerk's office manages functions of the Arkansas City Municipal Court.  The Municipal Court hears misdemeanor, criminal and traffic cases.  Types of cases can include domestic violence, petty theft, disorderly conduct, and DUI.