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The City of Murray is governed by the Mayor and twelve publicly-elected city council members who serve four and two year terms respectively.

Council members are the legislative body of local government. Pursuant to KRS 83A.040, a member of the legislative body must be at least 21 years of age, be a qualified voter in the city, and be a resident of the city throughout the term of office.

City legislators must be elected at a regular election. They serve a two year term that begins January 1st after the election.

City legislators are required per KRS 62.010 to take an oath of office on or before their term begins.

In a Mayor-Council form of government, City Council may only act as a whole body. Individual city council members may not make decisions or act on behalf of the body. The Council must have a quorum, or majority of all members, in order to act. (KRS 83A.060). The Council is prohibited from performing any administrative or executive functions (KRS 83A.130), they do not have any authority over the day to day functions of a city government. According to KRS 83A.130, all legislative authority is in the hands of the city council, such as establishing ordinances, municipal orders, and resolutions.

Member Member Since Term Ending
Bob Rogers, Mayor 2019-Present December 2026
Jeremy Bell 2007-present December 2024
Johnny Bohannon 2021-Present December 2024
Wesley Bolin 2016-present December 2024
Linda Cherry 2007-present December 2024
Joe Darnall 2022-present December 2024
Bonnie Higginson 2022-present December 2024
Danny Hudspeth 1988-2009, Mayor 10/09-12/10, 2011-present December 2024
Monty McCuiston 2019-present December 2024
John Mark Roberts 2017-present December 2024
Rose Ross 2019-present December 2024
Alice Rouse 2019-present December 2024
Terry Strieter 2022-present December 2024

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Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Update: Starting January 1, 2024, City Council meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. The council meetings broadcast live on Murray Electric Ch10 and Spectrum Ch381. For more information or agendas see the agendas and minutes at the bottom of this page or reach the City Clerk by email or call (270) 762-0300.

Meeting minutes will be posted after they are approved at the succeeding City Council meeting. Audio/Video of meetings are available upon request at the cost of media. Check the city event calendar for the next meeting date and time.

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