Board of Aldermen
The City of Appleton City City Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.
Appleton City is a fourth-class city under Missouri State Law. The City is governed by a four-person Board of Aldermen and an elected Mayor. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term. Each Alderman is also elected to a two-year term.
Currently serving as Board of Aldermen are:
North Ward I
Tom Holt (term expries April 2020)
Vacant (term expires April 2020)
South Ward II
Tommy Payton Mayor Pro-Tem (term expires April 2020)
Larry Dines (term expires April 2021)
Additionally each Alderman is appointed as director over a City department. Current director appointments are:
Cemetery & Economic Development: Alderman Larry Dines
Library & Police: Alderman Tommy Payton
Fire & Public Works: Alderman Tom Holt
Park & Finance: Alderman Kinleigh Preston