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Locally Elected Officials

The regular City Council Meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at Denison City Hall. Agendas are posted inside City Hall on the Friday prior to each meeting, and are uploaded to our website and put on our Facebook page. Special meetings are sometimes called as well, when time-sensitive matters arise between regular meeting times. Meetings are open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend meetings.

For previous meeting agendas, minutes, and audio, please click here: City Council Meeting Records

Mayor and City Council Members

Pam Soseman - Mayor

Pam Soseman

Mayor
Term: 12/31/2021
Elected: 11/2019
714 Parkview Drive
Denison, IA 51442
mayor@denisonia.com
712.263.3561

Greg Miller - At-Large Councilperson

Greg Miller

Councilperson, At large
Term: 12/31/2023
Elected: 11/2019
1014 Oak Park Blvd
Denison, IA 51442
atlarge1@denisonia.com
712.269.2422

Jessica Garcia - At-Large Councilperson

Jessica Garcia

Councilperson, At large
Term: 12/31/2021
Elected (to fill vacancy): 11/2019
111 North 24th Street
Denison, IA 51442
atlarge2@denisonia.com
712.267.8050

David Loeschen - Ward 1 Councilperson

David Loeschen

Councilperson, First Ward
Mayor Pro Tem

Term: 12/31/2021
Elected: 11/2017
1026 Oak Park Blvd.
Denison, IA 51442
ward1@denisonia.com
712.263.6430

John Granzen, Jr. - Ward 2 Councilperson

John Granzen, Sr.

Councilperson, Second Ward
Term: 12/31/2023
Elected: 11/2019
1720 Broadway
Denison, IA 51442
ward2@denisonia.com
712.263.8362

Corey Curnyn - Ward 3 Councilperson

Corey Curnyn

Councilperson, Third Ward
Term: 12/31/2021
Elected: 11/2017
2301 Bel Aire Dr.
Denison, IA 51442
ward3@denisonia.com
712.269.5454

Wards and Poll Locations

Following are poll locations in the City of Denison:

First Ward: New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 1019 Ridge Road
Second Ward: First United Methodist Church, 113 South 14th Street
Third Ward: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 500 North 24th Street

For more information on voting, click here to visit the Crawford County Auditor’s website, or call their office at 712-263-3045.

Click here to download a PDF of the Ward Maps.

Duties of Elected Officials

MAYOR

The Mayor is elected for a term of two years. The powers and duties of the Mayor are listed in Chapter 15 of the Denison, Iowa, Code of Ordinances. Although the Mayor presides over City Council meetings, he or she is not a member of the Council and shall not vote as a member of the Council.

The position is part-time; the mayor does not have an office in City Hall. The Mayor’s salary is $6,000 per year, and is payable in monthly installments.

 

MAYOR PRO TEM

The Mayor appoints a member of the Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem, who shall serve as vice president of the Council. The Mayor Pro Tem performs the duties of the Mayor in cases of absence or inability of the Mayor to perform such duties.  The Mayor Pro Tem retains the right to vote as a member of the Council. Chapter 16 of the Denison, Iowa, Code of Ordinances covers the postition of Mayor Pro Tem.

CITY COUNCIL

The Council consists of two Council Members elected at large and one Council Member from each of three wards as established by the Code of Ordinances, elected for overlapping terms of four years.
 
The powers and duties of City Council members are listed in Chapter 17 of the Denison, Iowa, Code of Ordinances.
 
Council members can be paid a maximum of $900 per year, which includes $25 for each regular council meeting attended paid quarterly, and a lump sum of $300 at the beginning of the year for all special and committee meetings.