The City of Stillwater operates under a council-manager system. In this form of government, an elected City Council is responsible for setting policy, passing ordinances and approving the City's budget. The mayor chairs council meetings, authenticates documents and serves as the ceremonial head of the city. Stillwater City Council appoints the city manager, the city attorney and the municipal judge.
To keep moving forward, the City Council holds strategic planning sessions to evaluate and update the City's priorities. These priorities may be modified from year to year, but they always aim to articulate the community's need for safe and livable neighborhoods, a sustainable and vibrant economy, efficient and responsive city services, utilities and infrastructure, enhanced communications and community engagement.
The Stillwater Municipal Building is closed on these days. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is recognized on the previous Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is recognized on the following Monday.
- New Year's Day (January 1)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
- Presidents Day (third Monday in February)
- Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
- Juneteenth National Independence Day (June 19)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day (the first Monday in September)
- Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November)
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day (December 25)
Learn about the various advisory boards and commission and how to join them if you wish.
Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.
Pursuant to Article III of the Stillwater City Charter, the City Attorney’s Office provides all legal services to the mayor and City Council, municipal trusts, authorities, boards and commissions established under state statute, city charter and city ordinance, and city administration.
The city manager appoints the city clerk with the approval of the Stillwater City Council. The city clerk serves as the custodian of the City’s seal and archives, some of which date back to the 1880s.
The city manager is the chief administrative officer who is appointed by and serves the Stillwater City Council. The city manager is directly responsible for the daily operation and administration of the City.
Learn more about current infrastructure projects designed to meet the needs of our growing community.
These terms mean city officials want to encourage public participation and an understanding of government through outreach and inclusiveness initiatives that inspire trust and confidence in local government.
Get information regarding the departments dedicated to keeping the community moving.
The City's Financial Center contains information on everything related to financial reporting, accounting, purchasing and budgeting.
The City of Stillwater operates under a council-manager system. In this form of government, an elected City Council is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances and approving the City’s budget. The Council appoints a city manager who implements the policies the Council adopts. Residents are encouraged to be active participants in local government.
We are calling on our Stillwater friends and families to come together, share input and help us determine projects of need and funding sources.
The City of Stillwater is committed to providing information to Stillwater residents. We work to ensure that our city government is transparent and that its resources are accessible to all, while at the same time respecting privacy as required by law.
The City of Stillwater Utilities is a leading utility providing high-quality, customer-owned services to residents.