Martha Jo Austin serves as City Clerk. As city clerk, she records the proceedings of local government to ensure that the legal processes are executed properly. The role of the Lincolnton’s city clerk has evolved along with the growth of our population and shifts in technological progress. Today, the city clerk is literally the glue that holds our city together. Through records management, documentation of city council meetings, and public-facing service roles, our city clerks wear many hats and tend to be among the most knowledgeable, networked person within Lincolnton.