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City Council Members

The Webster City City Council is comprised of five (5) members, elected in odd-numbered years, to serve a term of four (4) years. The mayor is elected by a vote of the five (5) council members for a two-year term.

The council hires the City Manager and appoints the City Clerk and City Attorney. It also appoints members to all City Commissions and Boards.

Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Special work sessions are held as needed.

  • John Hawkins

    Mayor

    John Hawkins is serving his second term on the City Council. He has been the Mayor of Webster City since 2016.

    John was born in Ipswich, Australia. He is self-employed and owns a transportation company. He and his wife, Marcia, together have seven children and 13 grandchildren.

    John enjoys spending his free time with his grandchildren. He is also involved in Rotary and is an active community volunteer.

    Term ends December 31, 2021

  • Brian Miller

    Councilman/Mayor Pro Tem

    Brian Miller is serving his first term on the City Council. Brian was born and raised Dodge, Nebraska. He is currently employed at North Central Mechanical Services and with Neighborhood Realty.

    In his spare time, Brian enjoys fishing, officiating wrestling and football, and is a bee keeper. In addition, he serves on the HERO Board, Webster City Daycare Board, and is the Farmer’s Market Director. Brian has two teenage sons.

    Term ends December 31, 2019

  • Matt McKinney

    Councilman

    Matt McKinney is serving his second term on the City Council. He was born in Fort Dodge and raised in Webster City.

    Matt is currently employed as the Facility Administrator with DaVita Renal Center in Fort Dodge. He holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Des Moines University and a Bachelors in Healthcare Management from Bellevue University.

    Matt and his wife have two children, a son and a daughter. In his spare time, Matt loves to travel, Iowa Hawkeye sports, spending time with his family and church. He currently serves on the Webster City Daycare Board and the Webster City Free Clinic Board.

    Term ends December 31, 2021

  • Jim Talbot

    Councilman

    Jim Talbot is serving his second term as City Council Member. He is retired with over 35 years in business and industry. His experience covers a broad spectrum of human resources, which included hiring, safety training, governmental compliance, labor relations and contract negotiations and various problem-solving programs.

    Jim is a graduate of Iowa State University. His military service spans 32 years and consists of four years enlisted and NCO service and over 28 years Commissioned Service in the Army Reserves.

    Term ends December 31, 2019

  • Logan Welch

    Councilman

    Logan Welch is serving his second term on the City Council. He was born in Webster City and was raised on an acreage south of town. He graduated from Iowa Central Community College with an electrical degree in 2000. Logan currently works for Van Meter Inc based out of Cedar Rapids as their Renewable Energy Product Manager and Solar Specialist.

    Logan and his wife, Lindsay, are parents to two boys with a third on the way. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working on his yard, and being outdoors. He also enjoys traveling to video game and comic book conventions with my family.

    Logan is very involved with all different types of groups and events in throughout Webster City. He enjoys coaching his son’s youth sport teams, being a Cub Scout leader, serving on the Building Families Board, YSS Board, Youth Advisory Board, Riverview Early Childhood Center Board, Rotary Club, and other volunteer opportunities as they arise. 

    Term ends December 31, 2021