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City of Cullman Municipal Government Information   
  The City of Cullman operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. The City's elected officials consist of a Mayor and five City Council members. Each are elected by popular vote to serve concurrent four-year terms. Elections for the Mayor and Council are held every four years in August. The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The City Clerk authenticates and records all official acts of the City. There are also various boards and committees that work with the City Government. These boards and committees are comprised of City of Cullman citizens who are appointed by the Mayor and the City Council.     
  City Council  
The City Council consists of five members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms. 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.

Some other responsibilities of the City Council include the appropriation and issuance of bonds, the awarding of contracts, levying assessments against property and the leasing or disposing of City real estate.

The President of the City Council is Garlan E. Gudger, Jr. President Pro-Tem is Jenny Folsom. Other members include Andy Page, John W. Cook, and Clint Hollingsworth.
The City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. every second and fourth Monday nights in the City Hall Auditorium. Meetings are open to the public.


Utilities: Garlan E. Gudger, Jr., Chair - Jenny Folsom, Vice-Chair
Public Safety: Andy Page, Chair - John W. Cook, Vice-Chair
Public Works: John W. Cook, Chair - Clint Hollingsworth, Vice-Chair
Tourism: Clint Hollingsworth, Chair - Andy Page, Vice-Chair
General Government: Jenny Folsom, Chair - Garlan E. Gudger, Vice-Chair
Pictured L-R: Alderman Gudger, Alderman Cook, Alderman Page, Mayor Townson, Alderwoman Folsom, & Alderman Hollingsworth

Alderman Gudger Alderman Page
Alderman Cook Alderman Hollingsworth
Alderwoman Folsom  MAYOR & COUNCIL
Max A. Townson

Phone: (256) 775-7102
Fax: (256) 775-7132

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The Mayor is elected by popular vote to serve a four-year term. He serves as the Executive Officer, or administrative head, of the City. The Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City. Duties include exercising administrative supervision and control over all departments, preparing and submitting annual budgets to the City Council, keeping the City Council fully advised of the financial conditions and needs of the city, recommending actions to the City Council, hiring and terminating all employees of the City (with the exception of some department heads), negotiating all contracts for the City of Cullman, and other duties related to the management of services and departments.
  City Clerk City Treasurer City Attorney  
  The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The City Clerk authenticates and records official acts of the City and maintains all legislative records and documents. The City Clerk is present at all City Council meetings and is responsible for preparing the agenda and recording the minutes of each meeting. The City Clerk serves as a liaison between the Mayor and the City Council and also functions as an information center that serves the public. Wesley M. Moore is City Clerk for the City of Cullman. To view more information about the duties of the City Clerk visit our Administration page.   The City Treasurer is appointed by the City Council. The City Treasurer is the custodian of the city's funds. The duties of the City Treasurer include, but are not limited to, keeping an accurate record of the funds of all city departments, keeping books accurately showing the financial condition of the city, assisting and advising the Mayor and City Council with city investments, supervising expenditures and receipts, and working with auditors to ensure that all applicable procedures are adhered to by the city. Patricia Quick is Cullman's City Treasurer. The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council. The City Attorney is responsible for the proper administration of the legal affairs of the city. The City Attorney provides legal services to the City of Cullman. The City Attorney also furnishes legal advice, counsel, and assistance to the City of Cullman and the Mayor, City Council, and other city officials in relation to their duties and the business of the city. The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings to ensure that proper rules of order are observed. The City Attorney is Roy W. Williams, Jr.  
  Boards & Committees Forms & Documents FY15 Council Agendas & Minutes  
The City of Cullman has several boards and committees comprised of residents of the City of Cullman who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of all citizens. The Mayor and the City Council appoint members to these boards and committees. If you are interested in an appointment to a board or committee contact the City Clerk's Office at (256) 775-7109 for more information. For a list of City of Cullman boards and committees that includes members' names and terms of service, please email the Mayor's Office or call (256) 775-7102. FY15 City Budget



Online Code of Ordinances
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  County Government County Municipalities  
  Cullman County is governed by a three-member County Commission, with a Commission Chairman and two Associate Commissioners. These commissioners are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms. The Cullman City Council works closely with the Cullman County Commission on matters which concern both the city and county. For information on the Cullman County Commission, call (256) 739-3538 or visit the Cullman County site. Cullman County has eleven municipalities, including the City of Cullman. Each has a Mayor and a five-member town/city  Council. Other Cullman County municipalities include the town of Baileyton, the town of Colony, the town of Dodge City, the town of Fairview, the town of Garden City, the city of Good Hope, the city of Hanceville, the town of Holly Pond, the town of South Vinemont, and the town of West Point.  
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204 2nd Avenue NE
Cullman, AL  35055
PHONE: (256) 775-7109
P.O. Box 278
Cullman, AL  35056-0278
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