City of Palmview

City Secretary

The City Secretary is a chartered position appointed by the City Council and who reports administratively to the City Manager.  The responsibilities of the City Secretary are vast but primarily accountable for carrying out statutory and charter requirements.  Areas of responsibility include: Open Meetings, Open Records, City Elections, Campaign Finance, and Records Management. The City Secretary serves as Custodian of Records, Keeper of the City Seal and Public Information Coordinator.  The City Secretary serves as a resource of information.

Annette Villarreal

Annette Villarreal

City Secretary

Annette Villarreal, CMC, CPM; With 25+ years of municipal experience; 13+ years in capacity of City Secretary/Director; Joined the Palmview Team in November 2017 after retirement from the City of McAllen in October 2015 with 23+ years of public service;  Extensive knowledge of municipal operations; Extensive knowledge of Election Law, Open Meetings, Public Information, Budgeting and Customer Service operations.

Member of Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc. (TMCA); Member of International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC); Member of Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) City Secretary’s Chapter; former Texas Registered Municipal Clerk (TRMC) through TMCA; Served on TMCA Board of Directors 2009, 2010; Previous service as officer of the LRGV City Secretary’s Chapter (President, Secretary/Treasurer, Historian)

City Secretary's Contact Information

Office hours:  Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office is located at Palmview City Hall
400 W. Veterans Blvd.
Palmview, TX 78572
(956) 432-0300 x324
(956) 581-7494 (fax)
avillarreal@cityofpalmview.us

  • City of Palmview City Charter
  • City of Palmview City Ordinances
  • Texas Election Code
  • Public Information Handbook by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • Open Meetings Handbook by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • Texas Legislature Online
  • Texas Transportation Code
  • Texas Municipal Clerks Associations, In. (TMCA)
  • Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program (TMCCP)
  • Texas Municipal Election Law & Procedures Manual by Alan Bojorquez
  • Texas Municipal Election Law Manual by Analeslie Muncy
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)
  • Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)
  • Texas Municipal League (TML)

The City Secretary maintains permanent records including Minutes of meeting proceedings, Ordinances, Resolutions, Official Budgets, Easements, and Deeds.  Other records maintained in this office include agreements, contracts, and administrative files.

The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are held at Palmview City Hall at 400 W. Veterans Blvd. Palmview, Texas.

The agenda is posted in a hard copy on the bulletin board located outside the City Hall building and are posted 72 hours before the meeting date as required by law.  The agenda is also posted on the city’s website at www.cityofpalmview.com.  Courtesy copies are provided at the meeting and/or are available upon request in the City Secretary’s Office.

The request must be submitted in written form: 1) By dedicated email at publicinformation@cityofpalmview.us; 2) By fax (956) 581-7494; or 3) In person at Palmview City Hall, 400 W. Veterans Blvd. Palmview, TX. Refer to the Rights/Responsibilities under the Public Information Act notice for additional information.

Elections for City Council seats are held every two years on even-numbered years and are held in November.  Periodically, elections for referendums or propositions may be called to be held at either a May or November, uniform election date.

The requirements to run for office is a combination of statutory and charter requirements.  Kindly refer to the City Charter and Texas Election Code for requirements.