2013 Annual Report

City Council

City Council collage

The City of Montgomery operates under a council-manager form of government with seven elected City Council members working with a city manager appointed by City Council with the support of a clerk of council and a law director.  All City Council members are elected at large by a popular vote of residents for staggered terms of four years.  Once seated, City Council members select the Mayor who serves for a two-year term.

On December 4, Mrs. Combs, Mr. Dobrozsi, Ms. Roesch and Mr. Suer each accepted their oath of office.  The City Council then elected Todd Steinbrink as Mayor and Chris Dobrozsi as Vice-Mayor.  City Council also thanked retiring City Councilmember Barry Joffe for his many years of service to our community.

City Council is responsible for establishing policies and enacting legislation necessary for municipal operations.  City Council appoints the city manager and law director.  By charter, the city manager serves as the City’s chief executive, administrative and law enforcement officer.

City Council operates with seven standing committees:  City Council Advisory; Financial Planning; Government Affairs; Law and Safety; Parks and Recreation; Planning, Zoning and Landmarks and Public Works.

While City Council members are very busy in their roles as elected officials, their work is largely centered on determination of policy.  During 2013, City Council conducted public meetings, regular meetings, special sessions and committee meetings.

Mayor Ken Suer
Ken Suer
Vice-Mayor Todd Steinbrink
Todd Steinbrink
Councilmember Gerri Harbison
Gerri Harbison
Councilmember Lynda Roesch
Lynda Roesch
Councilmember Barry Joffe
Barry Joffe
Councilmember Chris Dobrozsi
Chris Dobrozsi
Councilmember Craig Margolis
Craig Margolis
Councilmember Ann Combs
Ann Combs

In an effort to maintain communications between City Council and the boards, commissions and civic organizations, several initiatives were undertaken including:

As part of City Council’s responsibilities for establishing policies and enacting legislation, it oversaw operations and administration of a cash budget of $18,034,878 and adopted 59 ordinances and resolutions, the highlights of which follow:

2013 Council Action