Mayor & City Council

  1. TMLLI Mayor-and-Wash

    Certified Municipal Officials

    Please Join us in congratulating Mayor Sheila Petta & Councilmember Pamela Wash for earning the Certified Municipal Official award. Read on...
  2. Legislative-Day-2023-News

    Legislative Day 2023 in Austin

    Sheila Petta, Mayor, Pamela Wash, Councilmember, and Mayra Ortiz, City Secretary are attending Austin Legislative Day 2023! Read on...
  3. Population-Growth

    City of Wilmer's Population Increase

    The City of Wilmer had a significant population increase in 2021 as reported by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, which stated that Wilmer’s population was at 6,100. As of the end of January this year that number had increased to 6,690. Additional Info...

Sheila Petta, Mayor and Pamela Wash, Councilmember, in recognition of their commitment to continuing education, was awarded the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Certified Municipal Official designation. The award was presented at the TMLI Awards Ceremony at the TML Midyear Preconference yesterday, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.



  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
  • at 7:00 p.m.
  • City Council Chambers
    101 Davidson Plaza
    Wilmer, TX 75172

Agendas & Minutes

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Sheila Petta


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Council Member

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Laura Jacobs

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Jeff Steele

Mayor Pro-Tem

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Pamela Wash

Council Member

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Goals & Objectives

Council Goals 2023


With a population of 6,690 in January of 2021, Wilmer is a Type A general law city under Chapter 22 of the Texas Local Government Code. The Wilmer City Council is comprised of a Mayor and five Council Members, which are elected at large on staggered two-year terms. The City Council's policy-making duties include the adoption of the annual tax rate and annual operating budget, and regulatory ordinances.

The City Council appoints the City Administrator, City Secretary, City Attorney, Municipal Judge, and board and commission members. Meeting agendas, public hearings, legal notices, and city ordinances are published in the official newspaper, Ellis County Press.