The City of Edwardsville is divided into seven wards (see map, below). Pursuant to a provision in Illinois law, several years ago, the voters decided to reduce the size of the City Council and have only one alderman per ward. Without that mandated change by the voters, the statute requires that there be two such representatives for each of the seven areas of the City.
All elected officers of the City of Edwardsville serve four-year terms. The aldermanic terms are staggered, with elections held every two years during odd-numbered years. Four aldermanic seats were open in 2023, for instance.
To contact your alderman, please reference the ward map and then the applicable contact information on this page. To send an email to all aldermen collectively, please email Aldermen@cityofedwardsville.com
Other Elected Seats
In addition to the seven aldermanic seats, there are two other elective positions: the mayor and city clerk. Like the aldermen, the individuals holding these offices serve four-year terms. Collectively, the mayor and aldermen are often identified as the corporate authorities. While the mayor votes only in cases of a voting tie of the City Council, the city clerk has no voting powers and does not enter into formal debate or deliberation unless specific input is approved by the mayor, who chairs City Council meetings.
DAYS: First and third Tuesdays of each month
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: City Hall, 118 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
(Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Click here to confirm details.)
Chris Farrar1st Ward Alderman
Jack Burns2nd Ward Alderman
Andrea Miracle3rd Ward Alderman
SJ Morrison4th Ward Alderman