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 a two-year term. City 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 the City Council Chambers 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.
From the City of Midland Archives - Task Force 2000
Undertaken in 1979-1980, the Task Force 2000 initiative brought together more than 150 Midlanders for the purpose of preparing goals and action steps to take Midland into the new millennium. The community-wide effort enlisted the support and input of citizens from all walks of life who were interested in looking at long-range plans that would make Midland a more ideal community by year 2000.
The Task Force 2000 report summarizes many of the ideas and findings of committees set up to study
the topics of economic development, energy and environment, government, leisure life, transportation, and quality of life
as they relate to Midland. A snapshot of the community, state, and nation in 1980 brings to light some interesting facts and information that helped form Midland as we know it today. This enjoyable read can be compared to our present-day
Master Plan, which serves as our community’s long-range land use planning guide.
We hope you take some time to peruse this back-in-time look at life in Midland more than 30 years ago.
Contacting Your Council Representative
Call the City Manager's Office at 989-837-3301 with any questions
about City Council,
or refer to the
information page for individual contact information.