Six Council Members are elected by the qualified voters in six wards within the city. Residency within the ward is required for Council Members. The Mayor is elected at-large by all qualified voters in the city. The Mayor and Council members are elected for staggered two-year terms. In even numbered years, Council Members are elected in wards three, five, and six. In odd numbered years the Mayor is elected at-large, and Council Members are elected in wards one, two, and four.
Pictured above are: (seated) Ward 1 Council Member Carolyn Hendricks, Mayor Jim Goldsworthy, Ward 6 Council Member Mary Jo Dollar, (standing) Ward 2 Council Member Steve Gordon, Ward 4 Council Member, Ken Keeler, Ward 3 Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem Keith Clegg, and Ward 5 Council Member Tommy Moore.