Lynnette Beck, the newly hired City Clerk, began her first day of employment with the City of Lafayette on June 1. Beck brings with her over 25 years of public service experience to the City of Lafayette. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado, and is a Certified Municipal Clerk. Beck spent the last 23 years with the City of Boulder serving in the roles of City Clerk, Administrative Services Manager, Legal Administrator, and Legal Assistant.
“I am honored to join the City of Lafayette,” said Beck “and look forward to filling the incredible framework that has been built into the City Clerk position.”
The Lafayette City Clerk acts as the clerk for City Council, coordinates elections, maintains City archives, oversees licensing including fleet, liquor, and marijuana, administers special event permits, and is accountable for a variety of additional responsibilities.
“Lynnette brings a very strong skill set to the Clerk’s Office, which is critical to City operations,” said City Administrator Fritz Sprague. “Her background, training, and education position her well to help move us forward. I know she’ll do a great job and we welcome her to the Lafayette family.”
Beck replaces 34-year City of Lafayette employee Susan Koster as City Clerk. Koster held the position of City Clerk for 14 years and during that time oversaw the establishment of guidelines, procedures, and licensing for marijuana establishments within the City. Further, she preserved the City’s historic records, served as the City’s election officer, created the citizen’s guide to Lafayette City Council meetings, and many other projects that were highly beneficial for the City.
“Susan Koster’s many contributions to our community are deeply appreciated and she’s been an incredible asset to the City of Lafayette,” said Sprague. “We’re going to miss Susan’s professionalism, strong customer service orientation, and her great sense of humor.”