Mayor and City Council Members posing for photo

Mayor & City Council


The Mayor and City Council are the elected policy makers for the City of Shakopee. They are responsible for adopting and enforcing ordinances, establishing public and administrative policies, appointing the City Administrator and administrative staff, creating boards and commissions, managing the City's financial operations (including levying taxes, approving a budget, auditing expenditures, and borrowing money) and transacting all other city business as required by law. The five members of the City Council also serve as the Economic Development Authority (EDA).

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and presides at meetings of the City Council. The Mayor is a voting member of the Council, with no power of veto. The Mayor is elected to serve a two-year term and receives an annual salary of $15,000. The four City Council Members are elected to staggered, four-year terms. A Council member’s annual salary is $7,500. Both the Mayor and the City Council Members are elected at-large, on a nonpartisan basis.

The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m., with special sessions scheduled when necessary. The first meeting of the month is primarily a workshop in which the Council discusses policy issues and very routine business items; the second is the City Council's regular business meeting. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 129 Holmes St. S. Agenda packets containing background information on each agenda and minutes are published online and in the Shakopee Valley News.

Bill Mars

Mayor Bill Mars

Phone: (952) 445-4228

First Took Office: Jan. 1, 2016 | Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Liaisons: Metro Cities, Municipal Legislative Commission, SCALE, Intergovernmental Working Group, Ad Hoc Committee, Shakopee Convention & Visitors Bureau, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce Board.

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Councilor Matt Lehman

Phone: (952) 496-2069

First Took Office: Jan. 1, 2002 | Term expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Liaisons: Vice Mayor, Interview Committee, US 169 Corridor Coalition, Intergovernmental Working Group, Railroad Safety Committee, Derby Days, Ad Hoc Committee. 

 Mike Luce

Councilor Mike Luce

Phone: (612) 578-5063 

First Took Office: Jan. 1, 2014 | Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Liaisons: EDA president, Railroad Safety Committee, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Suburban Transit Association.


Councilor Kathi Mocol

Phone: (612) 716-0375

First Took Office: Jan. 1, 2014 | Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Liaisons: Metro Cities, Municipal Legislative Commission (alternate), Shakopee Diversity Alliance, ISD 720, 169 Mobility Study Policy Advisory Committee.


Councilor Jay Whiting

Phone: (952) 657-5623

First Took Office: Jan. 1, 2012 | Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Liaisons: Interview Committee, SCALE, Shakopee Diversity Alliance, Shakopee Public Utilities, Main Street Shakopee, Community Center Select Committee.