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Election Process:

There are four councilpersons and one mayor elected at large with four-year terms. The filing time for a position on the city council is generally mid-October through mid-November. (Exact times are publicly noticed.) If there are more than two candidates for a position, a primary is held on the first Tuesday in February. The general election is held on the first Tuesday in April. City Council meets as soon as possible after this election, certifies the election results, swears in new members and makes council appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Pahlmann

City Council

Mayor Jack Pahlmann was appointed Mayor in August, 2012.  He was first elected in 2000 as Mayor Pro-Tem.  His term will expire in April, 2015. Mayor Pahlmann oversees the Police, Fire, Health, Legal, Municipal Court, Animal Control, Economic Development, Planning & Zoning, Emergency Management, Building Inspector, & Safety/Public Information Departments for the City of West Plains. He can be reached by calling 417-256-7176, or by e-mail at mayor@westplains.net.

 

Royce Fugate

Councilman Royce Fugate was appointed in October, 2012 to fill an unexpired seat. His term will expire in April, 2016. Royce oversees Water/Sewer/Wastewater Treatment, Electric, Refuse, Engineering/Engineering Construction, Planning & Zoning (including the Building Official).  Royce also serves on the Planning Commission Board as Council Representative.  He can be reached by calling 417-256-2768 or by e-mail at royce.fugate@westplains.net.

Brenda Smith

 

Mayor Pro-Tem Brenda Smith was elected for a four-year term in 2010. Her term will expire in April, 2014.  Brenda oversees City Hall, Administration, Civic Center, Purchasing/Warehouse, & the Housing Authority. She can be reached by calling 417-256-0873 or by e-mail at brenda.smith@westplains.net.

 

Bob Burtrum

Councilman Bob Burtrum was first elected in 1999 for a four-year term, re-elected in 2007 & 2011.  His term will expire in April, 2015. Bob oversees the Street Department, Cemetery, Airport, Shop & Street Construction. He can be reached by calling 417-256-2697 or 417-256-5071.

Mike Topliff

Councilman Mike Topliff was elected in 2013 to a four year term.  His term will expire in April, 2017,  Mike oversees the Parks Department, Transit, Senior Citizens Center, Winter Sports Complex, Library, Tourist Development & Municipal Golf Course.  Mike can be reached by calling 417-256-1080 or by email at Mike.Topliff@westplains.net.