Charleston is a third-class Missouri city and uses a City Council – City Manager form of government. Five Council members are elected at-large to serve three year, staggered terms. City Council sets policy, approves an annual budget and large expenditures, and hires a City Manager to manage the city’s daily business affairs. A city election is held each April. Following that election, the Mayor is elected by the City Council members to serve a one year term.

City Council meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at City Hall, and the public is always welcome to attend.

City Council Members:

Richard Toon, Mayor
Jackie Whiteside
Clark Dugan
Patrick Farmer

City Manager: Philip Halter

City Clerk: Ali Morris

City Treasurer: Ida Williams

City Collector: Amber Gammons

Municipal Court Clerk:  Amber Salyer

The city also has a Board of Planning and Zoning with members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council.

Contact any of these individuals at City Hall by calling 573-683-3325

Mailing Address: City of Charleston; 204 N. Main St.; Charleston, MO 63834