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
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