Council Meetings


 
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7pm.
Work sessions generally at 6pm.
Public is encouraged to attend. 


Council Staff


 

City Council / Mayor


Elk Ridge is governed by a five member council and a mayor. The mayor acts as administrator with the council as legislator. Basically, the council enacts city laws and resolutions such as code amendments, new code, subdivision approval, budget, etc., and the mayor enforces and implements them. The mayor acts as the chair of the city council and only votes in times of a split vote. The mayor can and does delegate portions of his duties to council members, which is needed in a small city with limited staff like Elk Ridge. These duties include managing city 
services, fulfilling the multitude of state and federal requirements, collaborating with the many different agencies and other groups that the city needs to work with, and the day to day operational needs of the city. The mayor's term is four years. A councilmember's term is also four years. Click on the mayor's or a council member's name to the left to see their terms, duties, and other information.

Your Government - Get Involved


Your government works for you. You have the freedom to vote for them, tell them your opinion, and offer your support. If you don't like something about Elk Ridge, get involved. Use this website to contact your elected official. Find their meeting agendas and minutes. Review what your leaders are doing to make Elk Ridge an even better place.

All meetings (except for rare closed council sessions) are open to the public. There are many ways to communicate with the city council. You can start with a telephone call, email or talk to them in person. Also, proposed changes to development code, new or amended subdivisions, vacation of roads, and annexation petitions all require public hearings. Attend your government meetings. Give your input. Participate. In meetings, you are welcome to give comment on any item on the agenda, though it is at the chair's discretion. Another way to communicate is at the beginning of each council meeting there is what is called a public forum. This is a good time to bring up issues, ideas, or ask questions to the council about things not on the agenda. Any items brought up in the public forum that the council wants to take action on must first be placed on a future meeting agenda.