City Council

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
  • City Hall
    3411 Barker Avenue
    Community Room
    Melissa, TX 75454

Work Sessions

  • 5:15 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
  • City Hall
    3411 Barker Avenue
    Community Room
    Melissa, TX 75454

Agendas & Minutes

All meeting agendas will be posted 72 hours prior to scheduled meeting on the Calendar of Events. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Placing Items on the Agenda

For information about how to place an item on the agenda, please contact the City Secretary.

Members

Jay Northcut
Place 4 & Mayor Pro-tem

Jay Northcut

Jay Northcut Contact & Biography

Stacy Jackson
Place 1

Stacy Jackson

Stacy Jackson Contact & Biography

Craig Ackerman
Place 5

Craig Ackerman

Craig Ackerman Contact & Biography

Shannon Sweat
Place 6

Shannon Sweat

Shannon Sweat Contact & Biography

Overview

The City of Melissa is a home rule city governed by a Council-Manager form of government in which the City Council establishes City policy through ordinances and resolutions, and the City Manager carries out City policy and is responsible for City operations. The first Home Rule Charter (PDF) was adopted by the citizens of Melissa in November 2011.

Membership & Terms

Melissa's City Council is made up of the Mayor and six Council members who are elected at large, which means they represent the entire city, and all registered voters may vote for all seven places. The Mayor is a voting member and all members serve three-year terms.

City Council elections are staggered and are usually on the first Saturday in May of each year. Qualifications for filing for candidacy are listed here and The next scheduled City Council election will be held in May 2021; to learn more about what it takes to file for candidacy, view the Qualifications for Filing for City Council Position (PDF).

Following each election, the Council selects a fellow Council member to serve as Mayor Pro-tem.