Council members of the City of Wahoo are elected from three wards within the City and serve four year terms. Elections are held every even numbered year with one representative being elected from each ward. (Ward Map)
The Council serves as the legislative division of city government and performs duties and has such powers as authorized by law. They are tasked with the following: maintaining the peace, regulating business, protecting the public health and safety, and assessing such taxes and fees as are necessary and appropriate.
The a President of the Council is elected from the Council with the reorganization of the Council. The Mayor appoints members of the Council to the various standing committees of the Council and areas of Council representation as needed.
The current Council members are:
Kevin Dunbar, term expires December 2018
R Michael Lawver, term expires December 2020
James Svoboda, term expires December 2018
Greg Kavan, term expires December 2020
Stuart Krejci, term expires December 2018, President of the Council
Gerry Tyler, term expires December 2020
Contact information on the Council members can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Office at 402-443-3222.
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Council Standing Committees:
(per Municipal Code §30.20)
(The first member listed is the Chairperson of the Committee)
Svoboda, Kavan, Tyler
This committee's responsibility shall be to serve as a liaison with the City Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Wahoo Housing Authority, and Police Department.
Personnel and Finance Committee
Krejci, Svoboda, Dunbar
This committee's responsibility shall be to review the nonproprietary city budget, recommend financing, taxes and fees, review the nonproprietary funds audits, recommend investment policies, review the Mayor's recommendations regarding employee wage and benefits packages, and review personnel policies which are city-wide in scope.
Park, Recreation, and Cultural Committee
Kavan, Dunbar, Krejci
This committee's responsibility shall be to serve as a liaison with the Wahoo Park and Recreation Commission and the Wahoo Library Board.
Streets and Sanitation Committee
Lawver, Svoboda, Tyler
This committee's responsibility shall be to review capital improvement projects, operating policies, and procedures regarding streets, cemeteries, solid waste disposal, and storm sewers.
Economic Development Committee
Dunbar, Lawver, Krejci
The duties of the members of this committee shall be to serve on the Wahoo Economic Development Committee together with representatives from the Wahoo Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wahoo Development Foundation, and Wahoo Industries, Inc. The purpose of this committee shall be to promote economic development in the city and surrounding area. Two Council members shall serve on the Wahoo Economic Development Committee while the third shall be an alternate.
Other representation as appointed by the Mayor:
Board of Public Works: Tyler, Kavan
Wahoo Public Buildings and Grounds: Svoboda, Krejci, Lindahl