The City of Marion operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The elected City Council hires a City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the City government.
The Mayor and all five members of the City Council are elected at-large on a non-patisan basis by the citizens of Marion for four year staggered terms.
The City Council meets twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, except in July, when the City Council only meets on the third Tuesday of the month, in August, when the City Council only meets on the third Tuesday of the month, and in December, when the City Council only meets on the first Tuesday of the month. The City Council also does not meet on the day of a City election on the first Tuesday of the month in November in odd-numbered years. Meetings are held at City Hall, located at 194 North Main Street. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend Council meetings and to speak on any issue they wish. Public comments are typically taken near the beginning of the meeting agenda. The public is encouraged to contact the City Manager at (828) 652-3551 to arrange to appear on the City Council agenda, but is not required to do so. Special meetings of City Council are held periodically and announced in accordance with State law. Meeting schedules are advertised on the City’s website.
Steve Little has served as Mayor of Marion since 2009, and served on City Council from 1985 to 2009.
Woody Ayers is the Mayor Pro Tem and has served on City Council since 2017.
Juanita Doggett has served on City Council since 2009.
Ann Harkey has served on City Council since 2017.
Billy Martin has served on City Council since 1995.
Don Ramsey has served on City Council since 2011.
For Current City Council Agendas, click HERE to go to our document repository, or navigate to it using the link found under site tools.