City Election November 3

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One of the most challenging and exciting responsibilities an individual can assume is to become a council member or mayor. The business of city government and local leadership presents a unique opportunity to resolve issues, accomplish goals, and affect the future of your community.

The City of Cherokee conducts business on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m., with additional work sessions possible during budget season (December -- March) and special meetings when necessary. Council members are assigned as liaisons to the various city departments.

This year the Mayor's position, the Ward 2 Council position, and one at-large Council position will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. All are for four-year terms of office.

In order to hold office in the city, a candidate must be an eligible elector, meeting the same qualifications required to vote, and be a resident of the city he or she plans to serve. Nomination papers are available at the City Clerk's office. Nominees must obtain at least twenty-five (25) eligible signatures. Candidate filing begins Monday, August 24 and ends with papers due at the City Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Thursday, September 17.

Cherokee has many talented and energetic people. Please consider being of service to your community in this regard. For more information about how to participate in the city's decision-making process, please contact Deb Taylor, City Clerk at 225-5749.

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