City Council

Lynn Reynolds

Mayor

Began service  May 2021

Term expires May 2023

Mary Dowd

Councilmember

Began service November 2020

Term expires November 2022

Chuck Evans

Councilmember

Served May 2006 - November 2016

Re-elected November 2018

Term expires November 2022

Mike Berry

Mayor Pro-Tem

Began service May 1998

Term expires May 2023

Frank Lanier

Councilmember

Began service May 2017

Term expires May 2023

 

James Johnson

Councilmember

Began service November 2020

Term expires November 2022

The City of Linden operates as a General Law City.  The City has an elected mayor and a five-member City Council.  The City Administrator is appointed by the mayor and Council and is responsible for the daily running of the City.   


The City Council serves as the legislative and governing body of the city. The mayor and councilmembers are elected to their respective offices for two-year terms by the qualified voters of the city. All positions are elected at large, meaning no council member represents a specific area or district of the city. The mayor is the official head of the city government for all ceremonial duties and serves as the chairperson of all council meetings. One councilmember is appointed mayor pro-tem by the mayor and serves during the absence of the mayor.

Citizens are encouraged to attend City Council meetings which are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM, unless otherwise posted by the City Secretary. The meetings are held at the Mary Daughety Senior Citizens Center located at 507 S. Kaufman.

Elections

Serving on City Council is a great way to be a part of implementing the change you hope to see in our community. City Council sets the annual City budget, passes local laws called ordinances, and carefully prioritizes City goals based on the resources available to us. The next election for City Council will be held November 8, 2022. To run for a City Council spot, you must file your intent to run at City Hall by the filing deadline. The first day to file for candidacy is July 23, 2022 and the filing deadline is August 22 at 5:00 pm. To be eligible for the office of mayor of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least the 12 months preceding the election day. To be eligible for the office of councilmember of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must reside on election day in the municipal limits (Tex. Local Gov’t Code §22.032(a)).​

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