Crystal Gibson Etheredge

Crystal Gibson Etheredge

Crystal Gibson Etheredge, City Clerk

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The City Clerk’s Office serves as the “hub” of municipal government and acts as an administrative liaison for all official actions between the City Council and Mayor, as provided by State law and City code. A City Clerk is the designated record keeper for the City and is responsible for maintaining all public documents - both current and archived. The City Clerk also:

  • Prepares the Council Meeting agenda
  • Attends and records the proceedings of all Council meetings 
  • Serves as a member of the Planning Commission and records the meeting minutes
  • Maintains records of all rulings, ordinances, and resolutions of the Council
  • Acts as custodian of the City Seal
  • Supervises municipal elections and serves as Absentee Manager
  • Performs all legal advertising for the City
  • Schedules, coordinates, and plans special events and functions for the Council
  • Provides general administrative and clerical assistance to the Mayor and Council
  • Issues business licenses (to include Alcoholic Beverage Control [ABC] approval letters) and zoning verifications and assessments
  • Maintains all permanent files, such as:
    • Agreements
    • Contracts
    • Deeds
    • Board appointments
    • Bonds required by City regulations
    • Insurance policies


The City of Chelsea’s City Clerk is Crystal Gibson Etheredge.  Crystal and her family are excited to call Chelsea home. She and her husband have four children: Matelyn, Cooper, Hampton, and Madeline and they enjoy being involved in ALL THINGS CHELSEA!

Growing up in a military family, Crystal had the opportunity to live in multiple states and several European countries. This allowed her to become accustomed to change and adapt quickly to her surroundings. Crystal graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Business.  She has served in city government for over 22 years and is a 2020 graduate of the Leadership Shelby County program.