City Council

The City Council is the elected governing body for the City of Cape Girardeau and consists of the Mayor and six City Council Members. The Mayor is directly elected at-large (city-wide) for a four-year term and the City Council Members are elected from six wards for staggered four-year terms. Cape Girardeau is a "home rule" city with the Council-Manager form of government.

City Council 2019

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, with the Study Session starting at 5 p.m. and the Regular Session immediately following. Meeting agendas are posted by the end of the week prior to each meeting. View the City of Cape Girardeau's service schedule, observed holidays, and City Council meeting dates at cityofcape.org/holidays.

Watch Recent City Council Meetings

Meetings will be available for playback on YouTube the day following the meeting. 

Airing videos live on Charter/Spectrum channel 993 will cease on May 1, 2019; watching via Google is free and you do not need an account to view.

Mayor -  Bob Fox
Ward 1 - Dan Presson
Ward 2 - Shelly Moore
Ward 3 - Nate Thomas
Ward 4 - Robbie Guard
Ward 5 - Ryan Essex
Ward 6 - Stacy Kinder

  • Contact Info
  • 401 Independence, PO Box 617 Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6320
  • Email cityclerk@cityofcape.org