Seminole City Council. From left to right, Councilor Roger Edelman, Councilor James Quinn, Councilor Chris Burke, Mayor Leslie Waters (seated), Councilor Bob Matthews, Vice Mayor Trish Springer, and Councilor Thomas Barnhorn.
The City of Seminole has adopted the Council-Manager Plan of local government as described in the City Charter. The Council-Manager Plan is a system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a City Council, with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
The City Council provides leadership and guidance necessary for efficient provision of municipal services and effective operation of the City government. Also, Council provides a policy interface with other local, regional, state and federal agencies in matters of mutual concern.
The City Council, composed of the Mayor and six council members, holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at which time city policy is established through the passage of ordinances and resolutions. Additionally, informal council workshop sessions are held as necessary. For terms of office click here, and for elected mayors click here.