Mayor & City Council

Form of Government

With a population of 7,108 in January of 2023, Wilmer is a Type A general law city under Chapter 22 of the Texas Local Government Code with a Council-Manager Form of Government. The Wilmer City Council is comprised of a Mayor and five Council Members, which are elected at-large on staggered two-year terms by Plurality vote. The City Council's policy-making duties include the adoption of the annual tax rate and annual operating budget, regulatory ordinances, and establishes goals and objectives.

The City Council appoints the City Administrator, City Secretary, City Attorney, Municipal Judge, and board and commission members.

The Ellis County Press is designated as the official newspaper for the City of Wilmer, Texas.


1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers
101 Davidson Plaza
Wilmer, TX 75172

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

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Sheila Petta


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Jeff Steele

Council Member

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Laura Jacobs

Mayor Pro-Tem

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Linda Diane Nelon

Council Member

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Pamela Wash

Council Member

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Phyllis Slough

Council Member

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Goals & Objectives

Council Goals Flyer 2023
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Laura Jacobs, Mayor Pro-Tem was a keynote speaker at Eddie Bernice Johnson STEM Academy for their Professional Development Day. Serving as an educator for over 32 years, she was honored to be given this great opportunity.

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Photo of Laura Jacobs at STEM Academy
Photo of Laura Jacobs at STEM Academy

Presentations from:

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