City Council

The Maquoketa City Council is made up of the mayor and seven city council members. The City is a Council-Manager form of government. The mayor is an at-large position elected by residents and is a two-year term. The manager is an at-will employee and appointed by the City Council. There is one council member position for each ward and two at-large positions. Council member positions are four-year terms.

The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city and presides over council meetings. This means the mayor manages the meetings and maintains order.

The authority of the city resides in the city council. The council votes on and passes motions, resolutions and ordinances. Resolutions are statements of policy and ordinances are the laws of the city. The council also approves expenditures and the budget, contracts, city policies and zoning changes. The votes of each council member are recorded in the minutes of the meeting. The mayor and council members represent the City on boards, commissions and committees.

To hold office in a city, a candidate must be a resident and an eligible voter. If running for a Council seat representing a specific ward of the City, the candidate must be a resident of that ward.

Council meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month. All meetings of the Maquoketa City Council are open to the public, unless otherwise stated.

For more information please contact Maquoketa City Hall.

To find out which ward you are in, consult the Ward Map or call City Hall at (563) 652-2484.

Maquoketa City Council

NameTitleAddressPhone Number


206 N. Vermont
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(563) 652-3365
(563) 357-4597

Council Member At Large

719 West Quarry Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(563) 357-4489

Council Member At Large

716 Swift Court
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(319) 621-2171

Council Member - 1st Ward

113 North Dearborn Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(563) 249-7722

Council Member - 2nd Ward

504 Short Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(563) 320-7809

Council Member - 3rd Ward

106 East Maple Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(563) 370-8971

Council Member - 4th Ward

4316 S 4th St
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(563) 777-0179

Council Member - 5th Ward

606 Okeeta Drive
Maquoketa, IA 52060

(601) 909-5966