The City Solicitor serves as Chief Counsel for the City of Altoona and is committed to representing, supporting and advising the Mayor, City Council, Department Heads and City Departments on legal issues and other matters pertaining to City operations. The City Solicitor prepares a variety of documents to include ordinances, resolutions and contract agreements.
The City Solicitor, Larry C. Clapper, graduated from Altoona Area High School, and obtained a B.A. from Penn State University. He received his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in 1986 where he was a published member of the Duquesne University Law Review. Attorney Clapper is a member of both the Blair County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.