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.
At the annual organizational meeting in April, one alderperson is elected council president, functioning as acting mayor whenever necessary. The current council president is Andrew Kitslaar.
Mayor Mary O'Connor
Alder Molly Grupe
Alder Andrew Kitslaar
Alder Jennifer Kuhr
Alder Nancy Moore
Alder Kathy Thomas
Alder Doug Wood
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.