St. Louis City Council

Two St. Louis City Council seats will be on the ballot in Nov. 2019. Up for re-election will be Melissa Allen and Jerry Church. But Allen has already told many people that she will NOT run again. So there will be at least one open seat. Church, at a public hearing in June 2017, told a group of citizens that he would quit if he thought anyone else wanted to do his job.

The mayor position will also be on the 2019 ballot. It is not known if current Mayor Jim Kelly will run again.

Nominating petitions should be available at city hall after Jan. 1, 2019. You’ll need signatures of 30 registered voters who live in St. Louis to get your name on ballot. Petitions must be turned in on a date in May that year.

Alma City Commission

The Alma City Commission consists of a mayor, vice-mayor and five commissioners. Elections occur in November of even years. Commissioners are elected at-large. Terms are staggered such that four people are eligible for re-election every two years, with the three vote getters receiving four-year terms and fourth place vote getter receiving a two-year term.

The next election for Alma City Commission is in November 2018.

Up for reelection then, if they choose to run, will be Vice Mayor Melvin A. Nyman and commissioners Roger Allman, Donald Ayers and Roxann Harrington.

The terms of Mayor Greg Mapes and commissioners Larry Mott and Nick Piccolo expire at the end of 2020.

Commissioners meet on second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 6 p.m. with a work session at 5:30 p.m. All meetings and work sessions are open to the public.

Alma Board of Education

The next election for Alma school board is in November 2018. Board President Art McClintic and Trustee Kendra Overla will be up for re-election (if they choose to run). Winners will begin their service in January 2019.

Two years later in November 2020 Vice President Mark Smoker and Trustee Justin Barnaby will be up for re-election.

Then in November 2022 Treasurer Mike Bishop, Secretary Dave Justin and Trustee Eric Sanko will be up for re-election.

If you’d like to run, you’ll have to pick up petitions at county clerk’s office during month of May of each election year. You’ll need a minimum of 100 signatures of registered voters who live in the school district to get your name on the ballot. Filing deadline for petitions is sometime in July.

The Alma Board of Education meets in three formats during each month.

First there’s a work session at 7 a.m. on Fridays preceding regular board meetings in central office conference room at Alma High School.

Regular board meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month in multi-purpose room of Donald L. Pavlik Middle School.

Committee of the Whole meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in central office conference room at Alma High School.

For more information, call the Alma board office at (989) 466-7511.