City Council


One Mayor and eight Councilmen make up the Governing Body. Individually, the Mayor and Councilmen are equal and have no official powers unless they are acting as a body. The Mayor presides over meetings and does have some “official” capacity such as making board appointments and declaring Proclamations. Only as a “governing body” can policy be made or changed.


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month
  • Riverside Park Community Building
    510 Park Ave
    Iola, KS 66749

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Front Left to Right: Jon Wells, Nancy Ford, Beverly Fanklin, Aaron Franklin. Back: Sandy Zornes, Austin Sigg, Mayor Joel Wicoff, Donald Becker, Bob Shaughnessy

Iola City Council 2015

City Council Requirements

Citizens of Iola who are registered voters and over the age of 18 may file and pay a $10 fee to place their name on the ballot for the City Council. There are no other requirements other than filing a statement of financial interests.

City Council Terms

The Mayor and Councilmen are each elected for two-year terms on a staggered schedule.