Mayor, City Council and Administration

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Mayor, City Council and Administration 2018-02-07T12:29:01+00:00

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Mayor Di An Putnam was elected to her first term as Mayor of the City of Winnemucca in 2006. The Mayor is the official head of the City and is elected for a four (4) year term. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the Council and votes only in the case of a tie in ordinances, resolutions and other Council actions. The Mayor has veto power over the Council’s votes but can be overridden by a 4/5 Council vote.

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Winnemucca and exercises a broad range of powers over City affairs and property. There are five (5) Council Seats of which all officers serve four (4) year staggered terms. City Council Seats 1, 3 and 5 are up for election (in the 2020 general election) while Seats 2 and 4 are up for election along with the Mayoral seat (in the 2018 general election). Candidates run for office and are elected by the electors of the City at large. A majority of all members of the Council constitute a quorum to do City business. For more information about the function of the City Council and Council meetings, click HERE.

  • Seat 1, Councilman Owens, service began in 2012, Seat open for election in 2020
  • Seat 2, Councilman Mavity, service began in 2014, Seat open for re-election in 2018
  • Seat 3, Councilman Mendiola, service began in 2016, Seat open for election in 2020
  • Seat 4, Councilman Billingsley, service began in 2010, Seat open for re-election in 2018
  • Seat 5, Councilman Brooks, service began in 2008, Seat open for re-election in 2020

City Manager Alicia Heiser has been City Manager since January 2, 2018. The City Manager is the administrative head of the City government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council for an indefinite term to supervise the administrative affairs of the City and to carry out policies set by the Council. Alicia possesses a professional engineering license and also assumes the duties of the City Engineer. For more information from the City Manager’s office, please click HERE.

City Attorney Kent Maher has been advising the Council since October 1, 1989. The City Attorney is the legal adviser of the Mayor, City Council and all officers and departments of the City in all matters respecting the affairs of the City and performs such duties as may be required by the City Council or prescribed by ordinance. The City Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. Kent advises on a wide range of legal, procedural and personnel matters affecting the City and formulates ordinances and resolutions according to state and local laws. The District Attorney’s office, acting as the City Prosecutor, provides City criminal prosecution services.

Lorrie Haaglund, City Clerk and Jessie Lindsey, City Treasurer have been in these positions since May 2013. The City Clerk and City Treasurer are appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council. The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining all of the Council records and proceedings, and the City Treasurer is responsible for maintaining financial records, budgeting and audits for the City. For more information on the City Clerk / Treasurer’s office, please click HERE.

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