City Council

 Meetings
  • 7 pm
  • First and third Monday
  • City Hall
    187 S.E. Court St.
    Dallas, OR 97338
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Note:

If the meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to the next business day. Council Committee meetings are on the fourth Monday every month.

Overview


Dallas has a Council-Manager form of government. The elected Mayor and nine-member City Council appoint a City Manager to act as the administrative head of the City and its departments. The City Council is expected each year to attend the 24 regular City Council meetings, council workshop meetings, numerous Council Committee meetings and other special assignments of the Mayor to attend meetings to represent the City with special interest groups. The City Council also serves as the Urban Renewal District Board of Directors. More information about this body can be found here. The Mayor and City Council members serve without pay and are reimbursed for only part of their actual expenses while representing the City in attendance at in-town and out-of-town functions.
 

Mayor


• Brian Dalton
    Term ends 12/31/2018

City Council Members

Micky Garus - Council President
  Term ends 12/31/2018

Terry Crawford
  Term ends 12/31/2020

Jim Fairchild
  Term ends 12/31/2018

Bill Hahn
  Term ends 12/31/2018

Kelly Gabliks
  Term ends 12/31/2020
Jackie Lawson
  Term ends 12/31/2018

Jennie Rummell
  Term ends 12/31/2020

Paul Trahan
  Term ends 12/31/2020

Ken Woods Jr.
  Term ends 12/31/2020

Elections


The City Council of the City of Dallas is composed of the Mayor and nine Councilors elected from the city at large. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term and the Councilors are elected to staggered four-year terms. The election of City Councilors is non-partisan and is held in even-numbered years.  

In order to qualify for the ballot, a candidate must be a qualified elector within the meaning of the state constitution and have been a resident of the city for the 12 months immediately preceding the election. Nominations for elected position is by petition in a form prescribed by the council. Nominating petitions must be submitted not earlier than 100 nor later than 70 days before the election. 

Election packets for the 2018 General Election are now available. You can download the packet here or you can pick one up on the second floor of City Hall. Paperwork cannot be submitted before July 30, 2018, and all paperwork must be submitted and approved no later than August 28, 2018. Please read the election packet carefully and if 
you have any questions, please contact the City Recorder at 503.831.3557.