The mayor of Cortez is the presiding officer at all City Council meetings and is authorized to sign legal documents on behalf of the City. He represents the City on local, state and national levels. In his absence, his duties are performed by the mayor pro-tem.
The Cortez City Council is the City's legislative body. It sets policies, approves budgets, determines tax rates and passes ordinances and resolutions to govern the City. Council also appoints and supervises the performance of the city manager, attorney and municipal court judge.
Current Council members are:
- Dan Porter, Mayor
- Matt Keefauver, Mayor Pro-tem
- Bob Archibeque
- Tom Butler
- Shawna McLaughlin
- Karen Sheek
- Ty Keel
If you need to contact a City Council member, please direct your correspondence to City Hall.
Cortez City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, in the Grace Speck room at City Hall. The informal Council workshop begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. All City Council meetings are open to the public, except portions of meetings in which legal, land acquisition, or personnel matters are discussed. See the Rules of Conduct for Public Hearings for procedure. These meetings are televised and aired live on cable channel 6. The meetings are replayed on several days and times following meetings on Cortez TV6, the City's government access cable channel.