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 Municode.com.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.