Cynthia Osborne has been employed with City of Southside since February 1990. She began her career as the Assistant City Clerk and Court Magistrate. In 1999 she was appointed City Clerk, Treasurer, and Court Clerk.
Mrs. Osborne holds a Master Municipal Clerk designation as awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She obtained her Certified Municipal Clerk status in November 1998 and obtained her Master Municipal Clerk designation in August 2008. This designation is earned after many hours of continued education, work performance, and leadership positions.
In addition, Mrs. Osborne earned her Certification as a Court Magistrate in June of 1993 of which is under the supervision of the Administrative Office of Courts for the State of Alabama.
As a City Clerk her professional functions include being a liaison for all official actions between the City Council and the Mayor. The City Clerk prepares the bi-weekly Council agendas, attends council meetings and certifies actions taken by the Council. Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations are only a few of the official documents that are prepared by the City Clerk. The City Clerk is responsible for conducting all city elections and maintaining the local voters list. The City Clerk also maintains public records for various departments of the city. In addition, the City Clerk assists the Mayor in preparing the annual budget and is responsible for the financial reports to the city council.
Additional responsibilities of the City Clerk include, but are not limited to the preparation of payroll, preparation of Accounts Payables, conducting Municipal Court, and overseeing the other Administrative Departments of the city. Preparation of public hearings for the Southside Planning Commission and the Southside Zoning Board of Adjustments also fall under the duties of the City Clerk.
As in all cities, the City Clerk is responsible for many functions within the city and is always willing to help with any questions or concerns.
2255 Highway 77
Southside, AL 35907
Phone: 256-442-9775 ext. 102