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The seven Council positions are elected at large, serving four-year terms that are staggered so that no more than four are up for election at any one time. At the first meeting of the new Council, the members choose a Mayor Pro Tem from among their number.
The Mayor Pro Tem's duties will fill-in for the Mayor's ceremonial duties when the Mayor is absent. Meetings of the Council are presided over by the Mayor, if present, or otherwise by the Mayor Pro Tempore, if present, or by a member of the Council selected by a majority of the councilmembers at such meeting. Appointment of a Councilmember to preside over the meeting shall not in any way abridge his or her right to vote on matters coming before the Council at such meeting.
The Council is a policy making body that creates the departments of the City, the offices of the City and fixes compensations. The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:00 pm in the Convention Center, unless another time and place for meeting is specially designated. Should any regular council meeting fall on any legal holiday, then the meeting shall be held at the same time and place on the next regular business day unless announced in advance otherwise.
The Council visions the City of Ocean Shores as an attractive residential and beach resort destination community, economically able to support total build-out with living wage jobs and required technological, social, and cultural amenities.
It is the mission of the City of Ocean Shores City Council to provide effective leadership, pro-active planning to attain short and long term goals, and to strive for trust, economic prosperity, and quality of life for citizens, businesses, and visitors through fiscal responsibility. This Council will strive to be an open, honest representative, aggressive Council that moves pro-actively to:
Establish adequate levels of service within available resources;
Support economic development incentives within legal parameters, with a focus on identifying locations for commercial development that will provide family wage jobs;
Address the shortage of facilities and programs that create activity opportunities for all age groups, as well as the perceived separation of the senior community;
Seek all avenues of funding, including grants, for infrastructure improvement.
01- Siers, Denise
Council Member, Position #1
02- Taylor, Tom
Council Member, Position #2
03- Griebel, Lisa
Council Member, Position #3
04- Cline, Alison
Council Member, Position #4
05- Scott, Lisa
Council Member, Position #5
06- Wills, Richard
Council Member, Position #6
07- Hartman, Rich
Council Member, Position #7