City Hall

The Office of the City Clerk

The office of the Priest River City Clerk is an administrative public-service division that maintains a complete and accurate record of all City Council proceedings; preserves and presents vital city records; conducts city-wide elections; supports the legislative work of the Mayor and City Council; codifies and presents the code of city ordinances; publishes legal and public notices; regulates specific business activities and animals; supervises and coordinates the administration of major financial services, receivables, and budgets; maintains, updates, and bills out over 800 utility accounts monthly; and provides prompt and courteous service to city residents, the Mayor, the City Council, and city staff.

Priest River City Hall
552 High Street
PO Box 415
Priest River ID 83856
Phone:  208-448-2123
Fax:  208-448-2232

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Laurel Knoles, CMC
City Clerk/Treasurer

Laurel was raised in Priest River and graduated from Priest River Lamanna High School in 2000. She stayed in the community after high school, started a family, and worked in the banking field for several years. She was hired as the Deputy City Clerk in August of 2005, and was sworn in as the City Clerk and Treasurer in January of 2006.

Laurel is a member of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association, and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. In November 2013 she earned the title of Certified Municipal Clerk. She resides in Priest River with her three children, and enjoys reading, cooking, camping, and spending time with her family.

Additional City Hall Staff

Arletta Hogan, Deputy City Clerk

Arletta has been an employee since August 2010.  She and her family, like many others, fell in love with the area.  Arletta moved here from New Mexico in 2010, after her husband retired from the NMSP.  She enjoys working with the people of Priest River and looks forward to her continued service.

Lynda Ayers , Deputy City Clerk

Lynda has been an employee since December 2010.  Lynda was raised here in Priest River and graduated from Lamanna High School.  She moved to Spokane for a few years after graduation, but moved back in 2000.  She currently resides here in Priest River with her two boys, Drayven and Zandyr, and her boyfriend, Scott.  Lynda enjoys reading, archery, and being with family.

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