City Clerk


City Clerk

Rita Diedtrich began her career with the City of Bay Minette in 1998 as an Accounting Technician and later advanced to the positions of Administrative Assistant, Personnel Director and City Clerk.

Diedtrich served as Personnel Director after obtaining certification as a Human Resources Professional from the Alabama Association of Public Personnel Administrators through Auburn University. She earned the highest certification conferred by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks through the University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies as a Master Clerk in 2014, after achieving the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk in 2011. She is a member of the Alabama Association of Public Personnel Administrators and Alabama Association of Municipal Clerks and Administrators.

Diedtrich is a 1981 graduate of Baldwin County High School and obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Business Management in 1986 from then-Faulkner State Community College. She is a member of Hall’s Fork Assembly of God Church and serves as Secretary/Treasurer. 


Goal of City Clerk

The goal of City Clerk's office is to accurately record all official actions of the governing body, protect and maintain city records and archives efficiently conduct impartial municipal elections, and provide services to the citizens, elected officials, city departments and outside organizations in a professional manner.


Clerk's Message

It is the City Clerk's responsibility to oversee and keep records of all legal documents including Council Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions, etc. The City Clerk prepares the semi-monthly Council Agenda, attend all City Council Work Sessions and Meeting, officially certify actions taken by the Council and attest to the correctness of documents executed by the Mayor and City Council.

The City Clerk also serves as the City's Election Manager and is responsible for planning, conducting and supervising all City elections.

The Office of the City Clerk is available to answer any questions you may have about the City of Bay Minette. Please give me a call or send me an e-mail should you have a question or need assistance.

Rita Diedtrich, MMC 



Alcholic Beverage Control License Procedure

Public Records Form PR022023

Special Events/Parade Permitting

Ordinance 1030 Establishing Special Events Parades

Special Events/Parade Permit Applition

Special Events/Parade Drivers and Walkers Information


Contact Us


Rita Diedtrich, MMC
phone: 251.580.1637
fax: 251.580.2573

City Council Meetings Calendar  Council Meeting Calendar

To view public records please visit our Minutes page.