One Mayor and eight Councilmen make up the Governing Body. Individually, the Mayor and Councilmen are equal and have no official powers unless they are acting as a body. The Mayor presides over meetings and does have some “official” capacity such as making board appointments and declaring Proclamations. Only as a “governing body” can policy be made or changed.
- 6 p.m.
- 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month
- Riverside Park Community Building
510 Park Ave
Iola, KS 66749
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
City Council Requirements
Citizens of Iola who are registered voters and over the age of 18 may file and pay a $10 fee to place their name on the ballot for the City Council. There are no other requirements other than filing a statement of financial interests.
Term of Office
The Mayor is elected for a two-year term.
The Council members are each elected for four-year terms on a staggered schedule.
Nancy FordCouncil President, Ward 1
Chase MartinCouncil Member, Ward 1
Ronald Ballard IICouncil Member, Ward 2
Bob ShaughnessyCouncil Member, Ward 2
Michael MiddletonCouncil Member, Ward 3
Eugene MyrickCouncil Member, Ward 3
Aaron FranklinCouncil Member, Ward 4
Mark PetersCouncil Member, Ward 4