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City Council and Mayor
McMinnville residents elect six council members, two elected from each of three wards and a mayor, who is elected at-large.
The Mayor and City Councilors serve four-year terms of office. The Mayor and City Councilors all serve the citizens of our community in a volunteer capacity. You may contact the Mayor or any City Council member by calling either of the two contact numbers above, or you may reach them directly by accessing each individual Council member's contact information listed below.
The city's charter provides for a Council/Manager form of city government. The Council is the policy-making body of the city. They adopt laws and regulations, adopt annual city goals and objectives, and adopt budgets that provide a wide range of public services. They give direction to city staff through the city manager, who serves at the pleasure of the city council. The mayor is the leader of the governing body and presides over the council meetings. The mayor only votes in the case of a tie vote by the city councilors.
Citizen volunteers play a large role in city government, staffing and overseeing key commissions and committees.
Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the McMinnville Civic Hall at 200 NE 2nd Street. With the exception of executive session meetings, council meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas are published by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to each meeting. Minutes of meetings are available for review.
Public comment is welcomed on any issue.
The city has received the results of a community attitude survey. In 2011, 3,000 citizens were sent a questionaire about city services and issues. About 33% of citizens returned completed questionaires -a statistically valid sampling of resident opinions about community and services provided by the city. The survey was administered by the National Research Center who has conducted similar surveys in hundreds of cities across the country. The results will be analyzed and used by elected officials and staff for community planning, program improvement and resource allocation decisions.