City Council meets in regular session at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of every month. Council work sessions also take place monthly, generally on the second Monday. On occasion throughout the year, a Council meeting may instead be scheduled on a Tuesday or Thursday due to a federal-holiday Monday or Election Day Tuesdays. Please consult the
Council calendar for the annual schedule.
At its first meeting held under the new Charter, on April 16, 1956, Council formally adopted rules of procedure, which have, from time to time, been amended by resolution. The
Rules of the Council and Pertinent Charter Provisions(PDF) define Council meeting rules, ethics, roles and more.
The mayor is elected on a partisan ballot every even year. The mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council and appoints all Council committee members and members of many boards and commissions, with the approval of City Council.
The City Council consists of the mayor and 10 Council members, two from each of
Ann Arbor's five wards. One half of City Council is elected in annual partisan elections. Members serve two-year terms.
Contact your Council members using the individual email address links below. Alternatively, the preferred phone number for each member is also listed. All Council members and the mayor also receive written correspondence at: City of Ann Arbor, Attn: City Council, P.O. Box 8647, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
To email the mayor and all members of Council, use this link: EMail Mayor and Council. When emailing Mayor and/or Council members, please include your telephone number and address to facilitate an appropriate response.
City elections are held every fall on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. (The same day as national, state and county elections, which are held in even-numbered years.) To vote in a city election, you must be registered in the City of Ann Arbor. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by election day, and a resident of the City of Ann Arbor for at least 30 days prior to election day. You need to register 30 days before an election. Absentee ballots and other election information may be obtained from the City Clerk's office. For more information, call 734.794.6140.
View election Information.
Boards and Commissions
boards, commissions and committees are an invaluable link between residents and city government. Their work helps to shape important policy for the community as a whole.