Jannette Goodall, who has served as Austin city clerk since 2013, was selected Fort Worth city secretary this week. City Council will confirm her as the city’s new city secretary by resolution in November.
“Jannette Goodall has vast experience in a large, progressive and innovative municipality, where she handled elections, campaign finance, council support, personnel management, budget and contracts,” City Manager David Cooke said. “Her many years of information governance experience will be a valuable asset as we strive to make all city operations more efficient, transparent and equitable.”
In Austin, Goodall supervised a department of 27 employees with a $5.5 million budget.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. Goodall is a Master Municipal Clerk, Texas Registered Municipal Clerk, Certified Records Manager and a Texas Notary Public. She was named Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year in 2020.
Once confirmed, Goodall begins her employment in Fort Worth on Nov. 29. She replaces Mary Kayser, who retired in June.