RaNae Edwards

RaNae Edwards, City Clerk
100 East First Street, 
Grand Island, NE 68801 

P.O. Box 1968, 
Grand Island, NE 68802-1968

Phone: (308) 385-5444, Ext. 111 

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City Clerk RaNae Edwards has been involved with county and city governments for most of her life. Before coming to Grand Island she was the Howard County Clerk in St. Paul, Nebraska for 16 years. Prior to becoming the Grand Island City Clerk in July of 2000 she worked for the Grand Island City Attorney as a legal secretary. 

She is a Certified Municipal Clerk receiving her certification in April of 2003, a Master Municipal Clerk receiving that designation in August 2008, a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerk's, a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2001, and a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. She received her associate’s degree in business administration through Central Community College in 2005 and her bachelor's degree from Doane College in 2009. 

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, deer hunting and fishing.

Department's Role

The City Clerk is one of four statutory officers under Nebraska law and is responsible for fulfilling administrative responsibilities relative to the records management functions associated with City government. The City Clerk is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for managing the official records of the City of Grand Island. This includes recording all proceedings of City Council meetings, serving as the legal custodian of official records; including minute books, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, conditional use permits, liquor licenses, and deeds.

The goal of the City Clerk is to provide the public with complete and timely information, fulfill assigned duties, and meet the demands of the growing City in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

The following licenses and permits are issued through the City Clerk’s Office. All applications should be returned to:

City Clerk’s Office
100 East First Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

Garbage/Refuse Haulers

Chapter 17 of the Grand Island City Code allows for the transportation of garbage and/or refuse within the City of Grand Island. All permits expire on September 30, of each year. City Council approval is required for new applications and renewals. The following information is required for a Garbage/Refuse Haulers Permit: 

  1. List of Vehicles 
  2. Certificate of Insurance 
  3. Performance Bond – Garbage Haulers Only 
  4. License Fee: Garbage - $250; Refuse - $100
  5. Appointment of Resident Agent, if applicable 
  6. Equipment Inspection/Certificate from Health Department

Garbage/Refuse Haulers Permit Application


Chapter 25 of the Grand Island City Code allows for Pawnbrokers licenses. All permits expire on May 1 ,of each year. City Council approval is required for new applications and renewals. The following information is required for a Pawnbrokers license: 

  1. Application including bond to the City of Grand Island in the sum of $5,000 with application. 
  2. Corporate applicants must attach a copy of Articles of Incorporation and list of officers/shareholders 
  3. License Fee: $110 and Occupation tax - $110.

Pawnbrokers Application

Liquor Licensing

All applications relating to liquor licenses are made through the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Applications are online at http://www.lcc.ne.gov/. Council approval is required, with licenses being issued by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.