City Council, Officials & General Information

Government

The City of Markham is governed by the City Council. The Council Members are community leaders who establish a vision for the City and work with the employees to implement the policies, assist with City operations and ensure that all residents are served fairly. The Council members are elected for a four year term.  

City Council Meetings

The members of the City Council consist of the Mayor, four Aldermen, the City Attorney, the City Clerk, and the City Treasurer. The City Council meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. All residents are encouraged to participate in their local government by attending a Council meeting. The public may speak on agenda items, City issues and concerns.  

City Officials

  • Ernest Blevins, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Jennifer Coles, Clerk
  • Belinda Richardson, Treasurer
  • Steve R. Miller, Attorney

City Council Members

  • Ernest Blevins, 1st Ward
  • Clifton Howard, 2nd Ward
  • Rondal Jones, 3rd Ward
  • William Barron, 4th Ward

Appointed Officials

  • 911 Emergencies Supervisor: Lonna Lockett
  • Court Administrator: Roger Agpawa
  • Deputy Clerk: Carolyn Murphy
  • Economic Development Director: John Thompson
  • Emergency Medical Services Supervisor: James Bibbs
  • Fire Chief: Ronald Moaton
  • Housing/Building Interim Director: William Lawrence
  • Human Resources Director: LaTrice Merriweather
  • Library Director: Xavier Menzies
  • Mayor’s Administrative Assistant: Ernestina Martinez
  • Mayor’s Executive Assistant: Dana Cushingberry
  • Park District Director: Quintina Brown
  • Police Chief: Mack Sanders
  • Public Works/Water Department Superintendent: Todd Clayton
  • Roller Rink Manager: LaKeya Webb
  • Senior Complex Director: Kimberley Bond
  • Treasurer Assistant CFO: Anthony Finch

CITY COUNCIL/BOARD MEETINGS

  • City Council – Meetings are held on the First and Third Wednesday of each month (City Hall/New Council Chambers).
  • Fire and Police Commissions – Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of each month (City Hall/Old Council Chambers).
  • Library Board – Meetings are held on the Fourth Wednesday of each month (Markham Library).
  • Planning and Zoning Board – Meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of each Third month (City Hall/Old Council Chambers).

All meetings are open to the public.