City Council


The Mayor/City Council, a 5-member body elected by the people of the City of Fredericksburg, sets laws and regulations governing the City of Fredericksburg. 

Council members are elected at large (citywide) for two-year terms. Council members are governed by the City Charter, which can be found at  


  • 9:00 am (unless noted otherwise)
  • First and Third Tuesday of each month, unless the meeting falls on a recognized holiday, at which time the meeting will be held the next  day
  • Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center
    1601 East Main Street
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (unless noted otherwise)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available before the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval.

View Agendas & Minutes Prior to January 2023

View Agendas & Minutes Post January 2023

Meet Your Elected Officials

Jeryl Hoover, Mayor                                                             Term Expires: May 2024

Randy Briley, Councilmember                                       Term Expires: May 2025

Emily Kirchner, Councilmember                                  Term Expires: May 2024

Tony Klein, Councilmember                                            Term Expires: May 2024

Bobby Watson, Councilmember                                  Term Expires: May 2025

(Mayor Pro Tem)  

Connect with the City and your Council

The City Council encourages citizen comments on Agenda Items, which can be done in person or by written comments, for more information (Citizen Comments).  See the Contact Us tab on the right for email, phone number, and address to City Hall.  Contact the City Secretary (830)997-7521,   for additional information.

Additional Information

 Member Selection & Terms

As per the Home Rule Charter, adopted by the citizens of Fredericksburg in 1991, the legislative and governing body of the City of Fredericksburg consists of a mayor and four council members. They are elected from the city at large. The term for the mayor and council members is two years. No mayor or council member may serve more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same office. The terms of the council members are staggered so that two members are elected to a regular term each year.


Each member of the City Council must be a resident citizen of the City of Fredericksburg and have been so for a period of not less than 12 months immediately preceding his/her election. Each member must also be a qualified voter of the State of Texas and shall not be indebted to the City of Fredericksburg.


Closed/executive sessions may be called by the mayor or by two or more council members for any purpose specifically authorized by state law. Any allowed subject matter deliberated in the closed/executive session will be voted on once the council reconvenes into the public session of the council meeting.

Additional Meetings 

Special meetings may be held on the call of the mayor or two council members and whenever practicable upon not less than 12 hours' notice to each council member, provided, however, that all meetings shall be open to the public, except for closed and/or executive meetings and sessions as provided and authorized by the Statutes of the State of Texas, and written public notice thereof given as required by the Statutes of the State of Texas.

Meeting Requirements 

State law prescribes several specific requirements for council meetings:

  • A quorum, three members of the council, be present for the transaction of business
  • Any question before the council is decided by a majority vote of the members present and voting, except where the law requires more than a simple majority.
  • The mayor always presides, if present.
  • Every meeting of the City Council must be conducted in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Government Code, the Texas Open Meetings Act. Elements of requirements include written notice of the date, hour, and location of every Council meeting, together with an agenda specifically describing all of the items to be considered, be posted 72 hours in advance of such meeting on a bulletin board in City Hall accessible to the public day and night. The Open Meetings Act provides a few exceptions, such as emergency or urgent public necessity and closed / executive session purposes.