Mayor & Council

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Members


  • Joel Highsmith, Mayor
    Term: 2019 - 2022
    View Mayor Appointments (PDF)
  • Bob Zent, Council Member
    Term: 2019 - 2020
  • Amber Dye, Council Member
    Term: 2019 - 2022

Overview


Office of the Mayor
The Town of Shoshoni operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Town of Shoshoni. The Mayor, as CEO, presides at all meetings of the Governing Body and is charge of all officers and affairs of the Town. The Mayor is recognized as a representative of the people. As the peoples' representative, he spends a good portion of his time in ceremonial functions representing the Town of Shoshoni. The Mayor and Town Council form the Governing Body for the town. The Governing Body establishes objectives for the operation of the town and act as the policy-making body. Each official is elected by the people of Shoshoni for a term of 4 years.
  
Office of a Council Member
Council members are the individuals elected to the Governing Body, which is the legislative body of the town, including the Mayor who is the presiding officer. Hence, council serves as the legislators of the town. Although the Council are primarily legislative in nature, establishing policy, adopting the budget, appropriating money, enacting ordinances, etc…, it also does possess some executive and judicial powers.