City Clerk


The office of the City Clerk serves to assist and support the Mayor and the City Council.  Many of the daily functions of the City of Columbiana are conducted through the City Clerk’s office.  The Clerk is the custodian of records, serves as Human Resource Manager, chief municipal election official and the oversees the daily operation of City Hall.  As City Treasurer, Mark manages the financial accounts for the City.  He is the Planning and Zoning Administrator and sits on the Planning and Zoning Board for the City.

Appointed as the City Clerk / Treasurer by the Columbiana City Council in May of 2013, Mark was previously a business owner for 19 years. He owned and operated a chain of wireless phone stores that included a location in Columbiana that was open for 10 years.  With a background in business and finance as well as passion for "Mom & Pop" businesses, he has proven to be a valuable resource in promoting Columbiana and acting as a liaison between business owners and the City.

Mark graduated from Coosa Valley Academy in 1992 and Central Alabama Community College in 1995 with an Associates Degree in Science. Mark is a Certified Public Manager and graduated from Auburn University Montgomery's CPM program in 2015. Mark is also a Certified Municipal Revenue Officer.   Recently Mark took an active role in the application and selection of Columbiana as a Main Street City in 2016.

If you have any questions or need to contact the Clerk’s office, please call 205-669-5801, or e-mail at mfrey@cityofcolumbiana.com .

Shelby County Reporter photo contributed.