All City Council members are
elected at large, with four members required to be residents of specific
geographic sections of the city. Every two years, the City Council
selects one of its members to serve as mayor, who chairs City Council
meetings and serves as the spokesperson for the City Council.
The City Council also selects a member to serve as mayor pro tem, who assumes mayoral responsibilities in the Mayor’s absence.
Meet the Council
Mayor & Pro Tem
Mayor Gary Shaw
Term Expires: 2022 (417) 438-1919
Mayor Pro Tem Ryan Stanley
Term Expires: 2022 (417) 629-4574