Your Elected Representatives
The Midland City Council is made up of five
elected officials. City residents elect these officials from the wards in which the candidates reside. Council
members are elected for two-year terms. Council
elections are held in odd-numbered years, at which time the entire
Council is up for re-election.
City Council elections are
non-partisan. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are elected from
among the Council members by a vote of the City Council.
The Mayor of Midland is the presiding officer at all City Council
meetings and is authorized to sign legal documents on behalf of the
City. The Mayor represents the City on local, state and national
levels. In the Mayor's absence, those duties are performed by the Mayor
The Midland City Council is the City's legislative body. It
sets policies, approves budgets, determines tax rates and adopts
ordinances and resolutions to govern the City. The City
Council also appoints citizen volunteers to 13 advisory
boards and commissions. The City Council also appoints and
supervises the City Manager and City Attorney.
The City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays at least twice per
month in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall,
333 W. Ellsworth St. All City Council meetings are open to the
public, except for portions of meetings in which the subject of
discussion warrants a closed meeting in accordance with exceptions
provided in the Open Meetings Act.
City Council Policies
At its organizational meeting held on the first Monday following
the City Council election, the newly elected City Council adopts the