Mayor Rick Schultz


  • APO Executive Committee
  • APO Full Board
  • Fire Relief Association
  • Hiring Committee (Department Heads)
  • Joint Planning Board
  • St. Joseph Economic Development Authority
  • Personnel Committee (Non-Department Heads)
  • Police Commissioner
  • Weed Control Commissioner

Role of the Mayor

Under the weak mayor-council plan, administrative as well as legislative authority is the ultimate responsibility of the Council as a whole unless the Council has created an independent board such as a utilities commission. The mayor's powers in the weak mayor-council system are no greater than those of the council, except that the mayor is the presiding officer at council meetings and has few other legal and ceremonial responsibilities. The weak mayor has no extraordinary power to individually make administrative decisions of the City.