The City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Municipal Room of the Monona Public Library (lower level). The Council may meet less regularly in the summer months.
The mayor, elected at large for a two-year term of office, together with six alderpersons elected at large for two-year, staggered terms, comprise the Monona City Council.
Mary O'Connor, Mayor
Molly Grupe, Alderperson
Andrew Kitslaar, Alderperson / Council President
Jennifer Kuhr, Alderperson
Nancy Moore, Alderperson
Kathy Thomas, Alderperson
Doug Wood, Alderperson
Responsibilities & Services
The council serves as the legislative branch of the city government, enacting ordinances and resolutions, approving the annual budget, setting policies, and taking other actions to guide the operations of the city. Elections are held on a nonpartisan basis in April of each year, preceded by a February primary if there are more than double the candidates running as the seats available.
At the annual organizational meeting in April, one alderperson is elected council president, functioning as acting mayor whenever necessary.