Cheryl Balz was appointed to serve as the City Clerk in March of 2015. She is a Master Municipal Clerk, which is a professional designation granted by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks after a rigorous program of education and professional development and earned her California Professional Municipal Clerk designation from UC Riverside. Cheryl has worked in municipal settings since 2001, first as the Deputy City Clerk in the City of Riverside, and most recently as the City Clerk in the City of Brea.
Cheryl maintains the highest ethical standards in the City Clerk's Office and places high importance on the City Clerk's role to ensure that the City conducts its business with transparency to ensure the public's access to, and participation, in municipal government. She strives to utilize new technology to enhance efficiency and increase transparency with regard to the public's access to the public records of the City.
Cheryl is a member of several professional organizations including the International Institute for Municipal Clerks, the City Clerk's Association of California, the Southern California City Clerk's Association, and the Municipal Management Association of Southern California.
Cheryl and her husband Brett live in Corona. They were married in 1986. They have two grown children and two granddaughters.