Mon. Dec 4th, 2023
Carlsbad City Hall. Photo by Chris Stone

 After eight and a half years in office, Carlsbad City Clerk Barbara Engleson Thursday announced her plan to retire, effective Aug. 19.

Under city law, the City Council may appoint someone to fill the vacancy or hold a special election. Engleson’s term is up in November 2022.

According to her resignation letter, Engleson and her husband recently decided to relocate out of Carlsbad. When they move, she will no longer be eligible to serve as clerk.

“I am very proud of the many ways the City of Carlsbad has promoted government transparency and public engagement, which are critical to our democracy and key functions of the Office of the City Clerk,” she said. “It has been my honor to serve alongside such a dedicated team of professionals.”

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