City Council

Meetings


  • 6:00 pm
  • First and third Monday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    Fifth floor of City Hall
    602 S. Main St.
    Joplin, MO 64801
Council Video Archive Page
Council Packet Archives
Request to Address Council Form

Agendas
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Most Recent Agenda | Formal | Informal
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Overview


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
Lawson2020
Cortez2020
Mayor
Douglas W. Lawson
Term Expires: 2026
(417) 437-7047
Mayor Pro Tem
Keenan Cortez

Term Expires: 2024
(417) 529-5870



 

General Councilmembers


Williams2020
Kate Spencer
Josh DeTar
Christina Williams
Term Expires: 2024
(417) 392-0786

Kate Spencer
Term Expires: 2026

Josh DeTar
Term Expires: 2022
(417) 825-8119

  

Zone Councilmembers

Shaw2020
Copple2020
Stinnett2020
Mark Farnham
Gary Shaw
Zone I
Term Expires: 2026
(417) 438-1919
Charles Copple
Zone II
Term Expires: 2024
(417) 540-5644

Phil Stinnett
Zone III
Term Expires: 2024
(417) 623-3712
(417) 438-6520


Mark Farnham
Zone IV
Term Expires: 2026
(417) 483-0630