Mayor & City Council

Overview
Russell operates under the Council/Mayor/Manager form of government, a system that combines political leadership of elected officials with strong managerial experience of a professional City Manager. In this form of government, Council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the citizens and concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens’ needs and wishes. The Manager is hired by the City Council to carry out policies and ensure that the entire City is being served.

The Mayor presides at Council meetings, serves as spokesperson for the community, as an ambassador and defender of the community, and as a representative in intergovernmental relations. Together, the Mayor, Council and Manager form a policy development and management team.

Agendas & Minutes
View most recent Agendas & Minutes.

Mayor



 Raymond (Curt) Mader

Curt Mader

(785)483-7547
Term began April 2013
Term ends January 2018

Ward I

 

Frank Peirano
(785)483-4559
Term began October 2014 
Term ends January 2018
Frank Pierano

Ward 3

 

Blaine Stoppel
(785)483-4628
Term began October 2016
Term ends January 2018
blue and yellow logo
Michelle Wagner
(785)483-0473
Term began April 2012
Term ends January 2019
Michelle Wagner
Jim Cross
(785)483-3353
Term began April 2014
Term ends January 2019
Jim Cross

Ward 2

 

Barry Alan Hoffman
(785)324-2410
Term began April 2015
Term ends January 2018
Barry Alan Hoffman

Ward 4

 

Devane Dinkel
(785)483-2278
Term began April 2015
Term ends January 2018
Devane Dinkel
Bill Dollison
(785)445-8339
Term began January 2017
Term ends January 2019
blue and yellow logo
Richard Cross
(785)483-4056
Term began April 2014
Term ends January 2019
Richard Cross