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.
City Council Members (2016-2020)
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, when she was elected City Council President. Council President Folsom serves in Place 5 and chairs the Council’s General Government Committee.
John W. Cook began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. He was elected President Pro-Tem at the August 13, 2018, City Council meeting. Council President Pro-Tem Cook serves in Place 3 and chairs the Council’s Public Works Committee.
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.
David Moss, Jr., began serving his first term on the City Council on November 5, 2018, when he was appointed by the City Council to fill the unexpired term of Garlan Gudger, Jr., who was elected District 4 Alabama State Senator. Councilmember Moss currently serves in Place 2 and chairs the Council’s Utilities Committee.
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
David Moss, Vice-Chairman
Public Works Committee
John W. Cook, Chairman
Clint Hollingsworth, Vice-Chairman
Public Safety Committee
Andy Page, Chairman
John W. Cook, Vice-Chairman
Clint Hollingsworth, Chairman
Andy Page, Vice-Chairman
David Moss, Chairman
Jenny Folsom, Vice-Chairman