The City Administrator's primary responsibilities are to implement the policies of the elected City Council and oversee the day-to-day activities of the City. 

In addition, the Administrator assumes responsibility for: hiring and firing personnel; attending Council meetings; making recommendations on policy and programs to the City Council; keeping the Council fully advised of the financial and other conditions of the City; and supplying the Council with information to aid in decision making.  If you would like to contact Travis Goedken, the City Administrator, call (515) 332-3435 during regular business hours or e-mail

The Clerk is appointed by the City Council at the first regular meeting in January every two years. The City Clerk is responsible for duties defined by the Code of Iowa and designated by the City Council. These duties include preparation of Council agendas; recording and maintaining all Council records, proceedings, and ordinances; and issuance of various licenses and permits. The City Clerk's Office is also responsible for all financial aspects of the City, which include: preparation and collection of utility bills, accounts payable, payroll, and investments.  If you would like to contact Gloria Christensen, Humboldt's City Clerk, please call (515) 332-3435 during regular business hours or e-mail

Residents who have questions regarding utility connection/service and utility bills should contact the City Clerk's Office.

Persons seeking a building permit, a vendors or solicitors permit, liquor and beer permits, and cigarette permits should apply in the City Clerk's Office.

If you are looking for any other document pertaining to the City, including Council Meeting minutes or agendas, please click HERE to be redirected to the Document Center.

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