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Timnath Town Council

Timnath is a home-rule municipality and a Council/Town Manager form of government.  The Town Council sets the policy and the Town Manager directs the daily operations of the Town.  Timnath’s Town Council consists of five members – four Council members that are all at-large, that is they are not elected based on council districts.  In addition, the Mayor is also elected at-large.  Council terms are four years and staggered.

Mark Soukup

Mark Soukup

Mayor
(Term Expires: April 2024)
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Brett Hansen

Brett Hansen

Mayor Pro Tem
Council Member
(Term Expires: April 2024)
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Lisa Laake

Lisa Laake

Council Member
(Term Expires: April 2024)
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Robert Axmacher

Council Member
(Term Expires: 2026)
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Luke Wagner

Council Member
(Term Expires: April 2026)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I speak with a Planning Commissioner, Town Councilmember, or the Mayor about a development prior to a public hearing?

Communication between a citizen and the Planning Commission or Town Council that happens outside of a public hearing is called “ex parte communication” and it means any material oral or written communication relevant to the merits of a proceeding that is neither on the record nor on reasonable prior notice to all parties.

One of the most important roles of a Planning Commissioner, Town Council, and the Mayor is to be an objective, fair-minded representative of the community. As those in the arena of city planning know all too well, land use issues frequently bring out passionate opinions from all sides. When a project is in certain phases of development, unfortunately, commissioners and councilmembers cannot comment on those projects.

Why do we have excutive sessions?

The purpose of an executive session is for the Council to meet privately to discuss sensitive matters. This meeting may come before, during, or after a regular Council meeting. The key is confidentiality because it allows the members to have an open and honest discussion. The business that is conducted in executive sessions could include legal issues, discussion on contracts (such as purchasing land or offering tax incentives to a business moving to an area), and personnel issues (such as hiring and firing).

How do you get elected to Town Council?

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be a United States citizen.
  3. Be a resident of the Town.
  4. Be registered to vote.
  5. Have a clean legal record.
  6. Have no conflicts of interest.
  7. Run for office! Contact our Town Clerk, Milissa Peters, for more information on when and how to qualify at mpeters@timnathgov.com.