The City Clerk is the official record keeper of the City and, as the City’s Elections Official, oversees the conduct of general and special elections, with day-to-day operations managed by the Deputy City Clerk/Records Management Officer.
Elected to the office of City Clerk in March 2013, Mina Semenza has a long history of leadership and community service. Formerly, Chair of the Planning Commission, member of the Chief of Police Advisory Panel, member of the Human Services Commissions and President of the Gardena Valley YMCA, she continues to be involved as a leader of our Neighborhood Watch program.
Additionally, she is a member of the California City Clerks Association, the International Institute of Municipal City Clerks, a member of the Board of Directors of the South Bay Association of Realtors, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, and is a licensed California State Realtor in Gardena.
A life-long resident of Gardena she attended local schools and is a graduate of El Camino College. She and her husband raised their daughter here.
It is her public service goal to ensure that the office of the City Clerk runs with high standards, professionalism and transparency.
The office of the City Clerk is the hub of City Hall, providing the Mayor, City Council, City Departments and the public many services. The City Clerk is the official Clerk of the Council and administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records and legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act.