City of Scio| 38957 NW 1st Avenue, PO Box 37 | Scio|Oregon | 97374-0037| Tel: 503-394-3342
Mayor and City Council
The Scio City Council meets at 6:00 PM on the second Monday of the month in the Council Chambers at Scio City Hall. In
addition to the regularly scheduled Council meetings, Council members will generally spend time reviewing material in
preparation for the meetings and attend additional meetings as well as talking and corresponding with constituents. As the
elected legislative body of the City of Scio, the City Council has overall responsibility for the scope, direction and financing of City
The City Council establishes local law and policy that is administered and implemented through full-time staff under the Council-
Manager form of government. The Council is also responsible for establishing land use policies and zoning regulations. Under
this form of government the City Council provides policy direction to the City Manager, who is responsible for administering City
operations. In setting policy, the Council works closely with citizen advisory commissions and committees, considers staff
information and recommendations, and receives comments from interested parties and the general public.
Scio Elections and Terms
There are 7 elected officials in the City of Scio: 6 Council members and 1 Mayor. These officials are a vital and dedicated part of
The Mayor, who presides at the Council meetings, is elected at large for a four-year term. Council members serve a four-year
term with three of the Council positions being up for election every two years. The Mayor and Council are volunteer positions
elected by citizens who live within the Scio City Limits.