City Council

The City Council establishes laws for citizen welfare, determines policies that govern providing municipal services and approves certain Mayoral appointments.

  • The City Council is composed of seven members, each elected from a different ward. See Ward Map
  • The Committee of the Whole meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.
  • The Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
  • The City Council welcomes Public input at all meetings.
  • There is an opening on the City Council in Ward 6. Go here for details and to apply.

Use this link to email all Council members:

Meetings Calendar

Council Meetings Brochure

City Council Goals

Archive of Council Meetings

City Council Ordinances and Resolutions

Council Rules, Orientation, and Procedures

*Note: Older meeting videos require Adobe Flash Player


City Council Members

Contact Term Ends
Maryalice Wu Maryalice Wu
Ward 1
(217) 377-6296
May 2021
Eric Jakobsson Eric Jakobsson
Ward 2
(217) 390-7024
May 2021
Shirese Hursey Shirese Hursey
Ward 3
(217) 721-4176
May 2021
Bill Brown Bill Brown
Ward 4
(217) 344-3797
May 2021
Dennis Roberts Dennis P. Roberts
Ward 5
(217) 344-0069
May 2021
Dean Hazen H. Dean Hazen
Ward 6
(217) 344-6332
Jared Miller Jared T. Miller
Ward 7
(217) 721-9432
May 2021