City Council 2018-08-14T14:20:12+00:00

City Council

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.

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 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. 

Council Minutes
Financial Statements
Office of City Clerk
Office of Treasurer

City Council Members (2016-2020)

Jenny Folsom
Jenny Folsom
Councilmember Place #5 and Council President

Jenny Folsom began her third term on the City Council in November of 2016, serving as City Council President Pro Tem during each of her terms of office until August 13, 2018. At the August 13, 2018, City Council meeting, longtime Council President Garlan Gudger, Jr., who was recently elected to the Alabama Senate, passed the gavel to her and she became City Council President. Council President Folsom serves in Place 5 and chairs the Council’s General Government Committee.

John W. Cook
John W. Cook
Councilmember Place #3 and Council President Pro-Tem

John W. Cook began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. At the August 13, 2018, City Council meeting, longtime Council President Garlan Gudger, Jr., who was recently elected to the Alabama Senate, stepped down as President. Council President Pro-Tem Jenny Folsom took over as Council President, and Councilmember Johnny Cook assumed the role of Council President Pro-Tem. Council President Pro-Tem Cook serves in Place 3 and chairs the Council’s Public Works Committee.

Andy Page
Andy Page
Councilmember Place #1

Andy Page began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. Councilmember Page serves in Place 1 and chairs the Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Garlan Gudger
Garlan Gudger
Councilmember Place #2

Garlan E. Gudger, Jr., began serving his fourth term on the City Council in November of 2016. He served as City Council President during his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th terms. Councilmember Gudger currently serves in Place 2 and chairs the Council’s Utilities Committee. At the August 13, 2018, City Council meeting, Garlan Gudger, Jr., who was recently elected to the Alabama Senate, stepped down as Council President. Council President Pro-Tem Jenny Folsom took over as Council President, and Councilmember Johnny Cook assumed the role of Council President Pro-Tem. Because he faces no opposition in the general election, Garlan Gudger, Jr., will be sworn-in as Alabama District 4 Senator on November 6, 2018. He will officially leave the City Council at midnight on November 5, 2018.

Clint Hollingsworth
Clint Hollingsworth
Councilmember Place #4

Clint Hollingsworth began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. Councilmember Hollingsworth serves in Place 4 and chairs the Council’s Tourism Committee.

City Council Committees (2016-2020)

General Government Committee
Jenny Folsom, Chairman
Garlan E. Gudger, Jr., Vice-Chairman

Public Works Committee
John W. Cook, Chairman
Clint Hollingsworth, Vice-Chairman

Public Safety Committee
Andy Page, Chairman
John W. Cook, Vice-Chairman

Tourism Committee
Clint Hollingsworth, Chairman
Andy Page, Vice-Chairman

Utilities Committee
Garlan E. Gudger, Jr., Chairman
Jenny Folsom, Vice-Chairman

Upcoming Events

  1. Pumpkin Carving Contest

    October 1 - October 31
  2. Tree Commission Meeting

    October 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  3. Free Prostate Cancer Screenings (CRMC)

    October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. 4th Annual Caring for Cullman Concert

    October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What’s happening in Cullman?

There's always something to do in and around Cullman! There are several annual events in the area including Cullman Oktoberfest, Bloomin' Festival, Strawberry Festival, Rock the South, Sweet Tater Festival, and others. There are also lots of other activities and events happening year round!

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