Leilani Brown was named city clerk for Newport Beach in 2008. She has been with the City since 1997.
Leilani has several years of experience in the City Clerk’s Office. Her prior experience includes working for the City of Bellflower. She served in several capacities, including assistant city clerk, over a span of more than five years.
As city clerk, Leilani is the “Avenue to Democracy.” She provides support to the Mayor and City Council, including organizing and managing the City Council meetings and documents. She is also in charge of maintaining the official records of the City Council actions. This includes all the minutes, ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.
Leilani serves as the local official for elections and legislation, and is in charge of upholding the California Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act and the Brown Act for the City.
The City Clerk's Office is a service department within the municipal government upon which the City Council, all City departments, and the general public rely for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The city clerk serves as the liaison between the public and the City Council and provides related municipal services.
Leilani holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and a Master Municipal Clerk designation.