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Common Council

Common Council

The Common Council is both the City’s legislative and financial body.

Members of the Common Council or City Council” are part-time elected officials who serve for a term of four years. They are not subject to term limits and may run for reelection as many times as they wish. As the City’s legislative body, the Council uses many of the powers given to cities through the passage of ordinances and appropriation of monies.

The Council fixes the annual salaries of all elected officials of the City, which may not be changed in the year for which they are fixed, or reduced below the previous year’s level.

The Council also establishes the salaries of members of the City’s police and fire departments. It also has the authority to reduce, but not to increase, any other items in the City budget as submitted by the mayor for its approval.

A Council member must have been a resident of the district from which he or she is elected, if any, for at least six months before the election, and must have been a resident of the city for at least one year before the election. If the Council member ceases to be a resident of the city or a resident of the district from which the council member was elected, the council member forfeits his or her office.

Three members of the Common Council represent the city at-large (citywide), and six members represent six individual districts or wards, to make the city an even better place to live and work. 


Ward One: Steve Henderson

Ward Two: Alan Miller

Ward Three: Jim Brunner

Ward Four: Henry Smith

Ward Five: Don Batchelor

Ward Six: Deborah Cain


David Homer (Vice President) 

Lynn Johnson

Brad Luzadder (President)


First and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm in the first floor chambers of City Hall

Contact your Councilperson:

Steve Henderson
Home: (765) 6688368

Alan Miller
Work: (765) 6772574
Home: (765) 6623190
Cell: (765) 6603661

Jim Brunner
Cell: (765) 6678284

Henry Smith
Home: (765) 6621674
(Email NA)

Don Batchelor
Home: (765) 6622718

Deborah Cain
Home: (765) 3829771

David Homer
Work: (765) 6640739
Home: (765) 5735910

Lynn Johnson
Home: (765) 6628076
Cell: (765) 6316688


Brad Luzadder
Home: (765) 6618784

Don’t know who your Councilperson is? Reference the Ward Map…

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