Contacting City Council
City Council needs and wants the community's feedback and insight to discover ways to improve the City of Minot.
There are many ways residents can contact their elected leaders. Listed below are your members of City Council and links to contact each or you can use our Council Comment Portal.
Keep in mind that all City Council communications including, but not limited to, emails, text messages, and social media posts may be subject to the North Dakota Open Records and Meetings laws. If a quorum (4 members of the City Council) discusses public business outside of a noticed meeting, even if 4 or more members responds to your email individually with their position on public business, that is an open meetings violation. With that, please be advised that if you send an email to the entire City Council, the entire City Council cannot respond to you outside of a public meeting.
If your inquiry or message requires an immediate response – we encourage you to contact Harold Stewart, City Manager.
If you have an issue you would like to discuss with the full City Council, please come and participate in our City Council meetings. Each regular City Council meeting has a designated time for “Public Appearances” and we want to hear from you. Please refer to the City’s Meeting Calendar to learn more about upcoming City Council meetings.
Previous City Council Meetings
The City Council is the governing body of the municipality.
Appointment, Membership, Term
The governing body of the City of Minot is the city council, which is composed of seven (7) members, one (1) being the mayor and six (6) being aldermen.
The terms of aldermen of the city council shall be four (4) years, or until their successors are elected and qualified. One-half (½) of the elected aldermen shall be elected biennially at the regular city election.
The Mayor shall be elected at large and shall hold office for four years and until his successor is elected and qualified. The term of office of the mayor shall commence on the fourth Tuesday in June in the year in which elected and shall continue until his or her successor is elected and qualified.
Source Chapter 40-08, NDCC.
Chapter 2, Article II and Chapter 2, Article III, of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances