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Running for Office
Elected Members
The City Charter states that there shall be a City Council comprised of the mayor and eight members. Two City Council members shall be nominated and elected from and by the voters in each of four council districts (wards). The mayor shall be elected from the city at-large in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter.

Eligibility
Council members shall be registered voters of the ward from which they are elected.

Election & Terms
The regular election of City Council members shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in odd numbered years, in the manner provided by law. The candidate from each ward receiving the most votes will serve a four-year term. The term of council members shall begin the first day of January after their election.

Mayor
At each mayoral election a mayor shall be elected for a term of four years. Only registered voters of the city shall be eligible to hold the office of Mayor Council. The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city.

Clerk
There shall be an official of the city elected from the city at-large who shall have the title of and be the city clerk. The clerk is elected for a term of four years.