City council operates under a committee system with 8 standing committees. The president of council is an ex-officio member of all standing committees. Committee Chairs and members are appointed by the President of Council.
Committees hold open meetings to discuss the issues before them and make reports and recommendations to the full body of council. The committees’ recommendations usually are adopted by council. Therefore, citizens wishing to be heard on issues are encouraged to voice their concerns at the appropriate committee meetings.
Following are the committees of council for 2021 through 2024.
Community Development & Urban Planning
Education, Youth & Families
Finance & Economic Development
Chair: Chris Johnson
Vice Chair: Michelle Harlee
Health, Aging & Disabilities
Chair: VACANT **
Vice Chair: Shané N. Darby
Yolanda M. McCoy
Chair: Michelle Harlee
Vice Chair: Chris Johnson
Shané N. Darby
Public Works & Transportation
Cable, Video and Telecommunications Commission
Note: Unless otherwise stated, President Ernest “Trippi” Congo, II is Ex-Officio Member for all committees.
**Revised on December 15, 2022, due to the resignation of the late former Councilwoman Loretta Walsh and the passing of the late former Councilwoman Linda Gray.