Greeley Welcomes New City Clerk Anissa Hollingshead
A proven leader in public administration with 15 years of experience in public service recently joined the City of Greeley as the newly appointed city clerk.
Anissa Hollingshead was appointed and started with the city Sept. 28 following a national search for the executive-level position. Among her responsibilities, Hollingshead leads the seven-person clerk’s office, serves as clerk to the city council, coordinates city council races and city ballot measures in local elections in addition to board and commission appointments, serves as custodian of record, and provides administrative support for code compliance.
“Being in the office of a well-run organization in one of the fastest growing cities in a great part of the country made this opportunity attractive,” Hollingshead said. “I see the office’s role as one of a convener, contributing to bring all parts of the city together for governance, helping keep government open and transparent, and fostering engagement with external stakeholders to encourage participation.”
Hollingshead previously led the City of Rochester as the city clerk and communications director for the similarly sized Minnesota city of 118,000 residents. Prior, she worked with the City of Minneapolis for nearly a decade, first as the council committee coordinator and then as the communications and outreach manager. She started her career in public administration as assistant to the mayor for the City of Columbus in Mississippi. She also has experience in the private sector, having worked in the telecommunication and real estate industries in addition to owning and operating a small business.
“Anissa’s credentials, from her versatility to her track record of success in Minnesota, stood out during our search,” said City Manager Roy Otto. “She has hit the ground running since her arrival and is someone I know I will be able to count on as a member of our executive team.”
Hollingshead earned a master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Leadership and Engagement from the University of Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from the Mississippi University for Women. She is a certified election and registration administrator.
Hollingshead takes over for Deputy City Clerk Cheryl Aragon who served in an interim role as city clerk during the search.
Oct 20, 2020