City Council

Meetings


City Council Meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm, except for holidays. All meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please check the City Calendar for the latest information on meetings. Just click on the Calendar tab on the homepage, which is located next to the News & Announcements tab. Meetings take place at Rochester City Hall in City Council Chambers, 400 Sixth Street, Rochester.

Agendas, Packets and Minutes


City Council Meeting Agendas, Packets and Minutes can be found on the City's website under the "Agendas, Packets & Minutes" tab.

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Members


Rob Ray - Mayor
Kim Russell - Mayor Pro Tem
Dean Bevacqua - Councilmember
Stuart A. Bikson - Councilmember
Ben Giovanelli, CPA - Councilmember
Ann Peterson - Councilmember
Nancy Salvia - Councilmember

About the City Council


The City Council is the legislative body that adopts Ordinances that create new chapters or amend the current city code for the City of Rochester Municipal Government. All members of the public are welcome to appear before the City Council. Please contact the city manager or any Councilmember if you wish to be scheduled on the Agenda for an upcoming Council meeting.

Terms of Office


The City Council has seven (7) members. Six (6) members have staggered four (4) year terms, and one (1) member has a two (2) year term. The two (2) year term is filled by the candidate that tallies the lowest number of votes out of the top four (4) candidates in each election.

Election of the Mayor


Each November, the council elects a member of council to serve as Mayor for a one-year term.