Overview The Mayor and four City Councilmembers, as the elected representatives of the City of Temple, formulate public policy to address community needs and assure orderly development in the City.
Council meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate.
The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, City Attorney, Director of Finance, City Secretary, Municipal Court Judge, and various citizen boards and commissions.
In its policy-making role, major activities of the City Council are:
- Adopting the annual budget which includes general objectives for the city program activities and service levels
- Reviewing and adopting all ordinances and resolutions
- Approving purchases and contracts as prescribed by the City Charter and state law
About Mayor Davis
About Councilmember Walker
About Mayor Pro Tem Morales
2 North Main Street, Ste 103
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5700
Susan Long was elected to the Temple City Council in May of 2017. She has been a resident of District 3 since 1996, after moving to Temple from Washington, D.C. She is retired, having worked in the fields of Public Education, Social Work and Finance. Her husband, Woody, is a Temple native and is retired from the federal intelligence community.
Susan has served the City of Temple on the Building and Standards Commission for two terms, the Planning and Zoning Commission for two terms, and on the TISD School Board for nine years. She is a longtime supporter of the Friends of the Temple Public Library.
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Wendell Williams was elected to his first term to the Temple City Council, District 4, in May of 2019. He is a Temple native and graduated from Temple High School before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Wendell returned to Temple in 1973 to enter into a family business which was sold in 1984. At that time he entered the banking industry where he spent the remainder of his 38 year career as a community banker, ending in March of 2019 as Chairman of Central National Bank-Temple.
Wendell has been active in the community for his entire career and has served as Chair of Leadership Temple, The City of Temple Reinvestment Zone, the Temple Economic Development Corporation, the Temple Health and Bioscience District as well as a forty-year Board member of the Ralph Wilson Youth Club and the Chair of the Moment in Time Capital Campaign which raised the $8 million to build the new RWYC facility on South 25th Street.
During his time in Temple he has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement for Youth in both 2016 and 2018 as well as the Outstanding Citizen of Temple award and received a city proclamation for his work on the Temple Health and Bioscience District. He and his wife Carolyn have four grown children and eight grandchildren.
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