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Mayor and City Council

The Mayor and City Council are each elected for four year terms in odd-numbered years.  Each position's term begins on January 1st of the year following the election.

While serving their term, Councilmembers are appointed to various boards which require a City representative.  The Mayor makes these appointments annually.  For 2019, the appointments are as follows:

Advisory Appointments Committee -  Lynn McGraw
Capital Improvements Planning Committee - Paul Gassman, Sean Connell, Bill Schemers
C.V.B. Board Liaison – Paul Gassman
Deer Management Committee -  Seth Odor
Finance Committee –  Chair:  Lynn McGraw, Paul Gassman, Seth Odor, Alternate:  Sean Connell
Grant Committee – Julie Allesee
Government Affairs Committee Liaison – Bill Schemers
Highway 30 Coalition of Eastern Iowa -  Julie Allesee, Bill Schemers
Historic Preservation Commission Liaison – Paul Gassman
Humane Society Liaison – Lynn McGraw
Lyons Business & Technology Park Liaison – Cody Seeley
Mayor Pro-Tempore -  Julie Allesee
Mayor’s Youth Commission – Seth Odor
Monument Committee – Seth Odor, Paul Gassman
Neighborhood Improvement Committee – Cody Seeley
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Liaison – Julie Allesee
Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA) – Jason Craft, Matt Brooke, Mayor, Julie Allesee, Paul Gassman, Bill Schemers
Solid Waste Agency Representative -  Mayor or his designee
Trails Advisory Committee – Sean Connell