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 Sully conducts business on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with additional work sessions possible during budget season (December – March) and special meetings when necessary.  Council members are assigned to committees as liaisons for the various city departments.
 
This year the Mayor position and two Council Member positions are on the November 5 election ballot.  The position of Mayor is a two-year term.  The Council Member positions are four-year terms and are staggered, so that in one city election three Council terms expire and in the next city election two Council terms expire.  The terms of Council Members Jeff Brummel and Brad Rozendaal are up at the end of 2019. 
 
The opportunity to run for political office is a privilege we enjoy in our society. To hold office in a city, a candidate must meet 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, the Jasper County Auditor’s office or from the Secretary of State website at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/cityelections.html.  Nominees must obtain at least ten (10) eligible signatures.  Candidate filing begins Monday, August 26 and ends with papers due at the City Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.
 
For more information about how to participate in the city’s decision-making process, please contact Barbra Maasdam, City Clerk at 594-3493.