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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 Pro Tem.

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 following policy.