City Council members are elected individually from the City's nine wards. Each of the nine City Council members serves a two-year term.
The City Council is the City’s official policy and decision-making body. Councilors meet twice per month, are members of the Budget Commission, and serve as liaisons to various advisory boards and commissions. Councilors spend an average of 10 to 15 hours per week on City business and are eligible to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred while performing official duties.
To run, candidates must be registered voters who have lived in Corvallis for at least one year. Candidates must reside within the ward they are seeking to represent at the time the nomination petition is filed and must gather 20 signatures from registered voters from within their ward.
The Mayor and City Councilors may be contacted by telephone, mail, and e-mail; please be sure to include a phone number and email address when communicating with your City Councilor. Please note that all email sent to and from City Staff, the Mayor and City Council is considered public record and is available for inspection by the public. Email sent to the Mayor and City Council are automatically posted to an online email log.
GOVERNMENT COMMENT CORNER
The Mayor or City Councilor is available on most Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Public Library for the Government Comment Corner.