City Council

Form of Government

The City of Myrtle Creek has a council-manager form of government.  Council-manager government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed administrator.  All power and authority to set policy rests with an elected governing body, which includes the mayor and members of the Council.  The Council in turn hires a nonpartisan administrator who has very broad authority to run the organization. 

The Myrtle Creek City Council is the community’s legislative and policy-making body.  Power is centralized in the elected council, which, for example approves the budget.  The Council also focuses on the community’s goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as community growth, land use development, capital improvement and financing, and strategic planning. 

City Council meetings are conducted in City Hall, 207 NW Pleasant Street, Myrtle Creek.  City Council meetings are generally held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  All City Council Meetings are open to the public, except portions of the meeting which meet legal requirements to be discussed in Executive Sessions. 

For more information on government structure and operations, see the City Charter and City Code. 

Get involved! 

Fill out the application below and return it to City Hall to join a Committee or Commission.

City Council                                       First & Third Tuesday at 5:30 
Parks Commission                            Second Tuesday at 5:30pm 
Planning Commission                      Fourth Tuesday at 5:30pm