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.