How do I run for an elected City office? What resources are available?

The Council and the Mayor are elected positions. In odd years you may pick up information at the City Clerk's office or at the Marshall County Auditor's Office or the Iowa Secretary of State's office to run for the Marshalltown City Council. The seven Council positions are four-year staggered terms.

View our ward map.

Resources for elected officials:

State Auditor Mary Mosiman - video "Empowering City Elected Officials - A Guide from the Iowa Auditor of State" (The Marshalltown City Finance Director and staff handle financial matters for the City. The video prepared by the State Auditor pertains to the office of the city clerk in many of Iowa's small cities.)

Iowa Public Information Board: - Open Meetings - Open Records

Attorney General - Sunshine Advisories - Open Meetings  - Open Records

Iowa Code Chapter 400 / 2016 - Civil Service

Iowa League of Cities

Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board

Iowa Secretary of State

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1. Does the Council have a rules or policy manual?
2. Who is my council representative?
3. How do I run for an elected City office? What resources are available?
4. Where do I obtain a copy of the City Council agenda or meeting minutes?
5. Where can I find videos of the council meetings?
6. Who maintains the meeting schedule?
7. What is an Open Meeting?