City Council

The Council is the policy-making body of the city. They adopt laws and regulations, adopt annual City goals and objectives and adopt budgets providing a wide range of public services. They give direction to city staff through the City Manager  who serves at the pleasure of the City Council.  The Mayor is the leader of the governing body and presides over the council meetings.  The mayor only votes in the case of a tie vote by the city councilors.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the McMinnville Civic Hall at 200 NE 2nd Street. City Council meetings are a foundational element of McMinnville governance allowing Citizens an opportunity to speak to their elected officials directly and to watch governance in action. Each session is open to the public, streamed live and replayed on local community TV channels. All material is also posted on the City's website before each meeting and material is retained on the site for historical purposes.

 

Mayor, City of McMinnville
Phone:  (503) 434-5547
Email:  Scott.Hill@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

McMinnville's  Mayor is elected at large for a four-year term  and does not receive compensation for his or her service.  The mayor presides over the Council and is responsible for preserving order, enforcing the rules of the Council and determining the order of business under the rules of the Council.

"I’m recently retired from banking after 37 years as a senior level leader with commercial, retail and mortgage experience.  For the past 12 years I have represented ward 1 on the city council.  I’m committed to the community in which I live and have been involved with McMinnville Chamber, McMinnville Downtown Association, the Library Foundation, United Way, American Lung Association and the Oregon Partnership.  Currently I’m a scouting volunteer, served for over 20 years on the city budget committee, has numerous other city committee appointments and I’m actively involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I have raised my family in McMinnville and currently enjoy the livability of McMinnville with my wife Donna."

Term expires:  12/31/2020

 

Councilor, Ward 1
Kevin Jeffries                 Phone:  (503) 434-8998
Email:  Kevin.Jeffries@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

President Jefferies was elected by the Council to serve as its president in January 2015.  In the Mayor’s absence, President Jeffries presides over Council deliberations, preserves order, enforces the rules of the Council and determines the order of business under the rules of the Council while continuing to vote as a Councilor.

Term as President expires:  12/31/2016
Term as Councilor expires:  12/31/2018

 

Councilor, Ward 1

Wendy Stassens
Phone:  (503) 560-5189
Email:  Wendy.Stassens@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

Term expires:  12/31/2020

 

Council President, Ward 2
Kellie Menke       Phone:  (503) 472-2742
Email:  Kellie.Menke@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

"I retired as a Certified Public Accountant in January 2014 with the sale of my public accounting business of 27 years.  I have served on the McMinnville City Council for almost 12 years representing the City's Ward 2.  I love McMinnville and it's great community spirit.  I currently enjoy serving in the community as a treasurer, board member and volunteer for The Soup Kitchen at St Barnabas Episcopal Church. I have served as a treasurer and board member for the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity and the Library Foundation.  I served 5 years on the McMinnville Budget Committee prior to being initially appointed a member of City Council.  I have served on numerous City committees and as Council President. I am also a member of the McMinnville Sunrise Rotary for 19 years chairing many of the Club's fundraisers and held the office of president twice.  I have raised our daughters, Major Taunja Menke and Mrs. Tricia Brost in McMinnville with my husband Gene Menke."

Term expires:  12/31/2020

 

 

Councilor, Ward 2
Alan Ruden       Phone:  (503) 435-2412
Email:  Alan.Ruden@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

Term expires:  12/31/2018

 

 

 

Councilor, Ward 3
Remy Drabkin       Phone:  (503) 560-2003
Email:  Remy.Drabkin@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

Term expires:  12/31/2018

 

 

 

Councilor, Ward 3
Adam Garvin       
Email:  Adam.Garvin@mcminnvilleoregon.gov

Term expires:  12/31/2020

 

 

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01/19/2017

A Resolution to declare the City of McMinnville as an Inclusive City for all persons, regardless of race, color national origin, immigration or refugee status, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, mental, emotional and physical ability, age, or economi