Com­mon Council

Com­mon Council

The Mar­i­on 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 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 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. 


At-Large (city­wide):

Bri­an Cowgill
Steve Hen­der­son
Brad Luzad­der

Wards (indi­vid­ual districts):

Ward One: Gary Fordyce, Sr.
Ward Two: Mike Cline
Ward Three: Jim Brun­ner
Ward Four: Robin Fouce (Pres­i­dent)
Ward Five: Annal­isa Stodghill-Weeks
Ward Six: David Cain (Vice President)


First and third Tues­days of the month at 7pm in the first floor Cham­bers of City Hall

Con­tact your Councilperson:

Bri­an Cowgill (At-Large)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Steve Hen­der­son (At-Large)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Brad Luzad­der (At-Large)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Gary Fordyce, Sr. (Ward One)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Mike Cline (Ward Two)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Jim Brun­ner (Ward Three)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Robin Fouce (Ward Four)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Annalisa Stodghill-Weeks

Annal­isa Stodghill-Weeks (Ward Five)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

David Cain

David Cain (Ward Six)
[email protected]​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

What’s my dis­trict? See Ward Map.

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