City Council


  • The Regular Meetings are the 1st Monday of the month unless otherwise noted. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.
  • Caucus meetings will only be held if needed or at the request of the Mayor.
  • Viewing our City Council meetings is now easier than ever. Click on this link to be directly connected to our live stream:
Note: A quorum (5 or more members present) must be present at meetings in order for the Council to take any action or transact any business.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Members of the Common Council are part-time elected officials who serve for 4 years and can run for re-election as often as they wish.

Ahlersmeyer Lauren Ahlersmeyer - District 4

Perry E. Brown - District 3

Bob Downing - District 6

Kevin Klinker - At Large

Nancy Nargi - At Large

Jerry Reynolds - District 1

Steve Snyder - At Large

Melissa Weast-Williamson - District 5

 Eileen Hession Weiss - District 2

About the Council

As a legislative body the Council can exercise its power through the passage of ordinances and the appropriation of money. The Council fixes the annual salaries of elected officials, members of the police and fire departments, and has the authority to reduce, but not increase any other items in the city budget as submitted by the mayor.

President & President Pro-Tem

At its 1st meeting, the Common Council chooses a president and a President Pro-Tem (to serve in the absence of the President). Both the President and the President Pro-Tem are elected for 1 year terms. Lauren Ahlersmeyer is the current President of the Common Council. Steve Snyder is Pro-Tem.

Lafayette Council Committees

Standing committees are permanent committees which are set up at the beginning of the term of office. Special committees are temporarily established to report on a specific subject and are dissolved when the report has been made.

Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinances from 1998 to present can be found at our document center.

Video Archives

Previous meetings can be viewed on our YouTube channel.