One of the most challenging and exciting responsibilities an individual can assume is to become a council member. 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 ñ March) and special meetings when necessary. Council members are assigned as liaisons to the various city departments.
This year the Ward 1 and Ward 3 Council positions, and one at-large Council position, will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. All are 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.
In the case of a Ward position, the candidate must live within the ward boundaries. Nomination papers and ward maps are available at the City Clerk's office. Nominees must obtain at least twenty-five (25) eligible signatures. Candidate filing begins Monday, Aug. 29 and ends with papers due at the City Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
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.