The City of Cullman operates under a Mayor-Council form of government consisting of a Mayor and a five-member City Council. Each are elected by popular vote to serve concurrent four-year terms. Elections for Mayor and City Council are held every four years in August.
2016-20 Mayor & City Council (pictured L-R): Jenny Folsom (Council Place 5/President Pro Tem), Mayor Woody Jacobs, Clint Hollingsworth (Council Place 4), John W. Cook (Council Place 3), Garlan E. Gudger, Jr. (Council Place 2/President), and Andy Page (Council Place 1)
Mayor: The Mayor of Cullman is Woody Jacobs. The Mayor serves as the executive officer, or administrative head, of the City. Responsible for the general management of the City, the Mayor exercises administrative supervision and control over all departments, prepares and submits annual budgets to the City Council, keeps the City Council fully advised of the financial conditions and needs of the City, recommends actions to the City Council, hires and terminates employment with the City (with the exception of certain department heads), negotiates all contracts, and performs other duties related to the management of services and departments. Visit the Mayor's Office Page.
City Council: The City Council is the governing body of the City and has all legislative and policy-making powers. The City Council acts only by ordinance, resolution, or motion. They adopt an annual budget and confirm appointments made by the Mayor. Other responsibilities include appropriating and issuing bonds, awarding contracts, levying assessments against property, and leasing or disposing of City real estate. The President of the City Council is Garlan E. Gudger, Jr. President Pro-Tem is Jenny Folsom. Other members include Andy Page, John W. Cook, and Clint Hollingsworth. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday nights each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium. All City Council meetings are open to the public. (View City Council Meeting Agendas & Meetings.)
City Clerk: The City Clerk is Wesley M. Moore. The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council to act as an administrative liaison between the City Council and the Mayor, as provided by state law and city code. The City Clerk's responsibilities include preparing City Council agendas, recording minutes of City Council meetings, authenticating and recording all official acts of the City, processing and maintaining legislative records and documents, attesting to the correctness and certifying legislative documents, and providing municipal government information to the public.
City Treasurer: Cullman's City Treasurer is Sherry Compton. The City Treasurer is appointed by the City Council to be the custodian of the City's funds. The duties of the City Treasurer include keeping an accurate record of the funds of all City departments, keeping books accurately showing the financial condition of the City, assisting and advising the Mayor and City Council with investments, supervising expenditures and receipts, and working with auditors to ensure that all applicable procedures are adhered to by the City.
City Attorney: Cullman's City Attorney is Roy W. Williams, Jr. The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to ensure proper administration of legal affairs by the City. The City Attorney provides legal services and advice to the Mayor, City Council, and other City officials in relation to their duties and the business of the City. The City Attorney also attends all City Council meetings to ensure that proper rules of order are observed.
City Boards & Committees: The City of Cullman has several advisory boards and committees comprised of residents of the City of Cullman who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of all citizens. The Mayor and City Council appoint members to these boards and committees. Call the City Clerk's Office or email us for information on these boards, or view the most current board directory.