Overview The Mayor and four City Councilmembers, as the elected representatives of the City of Temple, formulate public policy to address community needs and assure orderly development in the City.
Council meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate.
The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, City Attorney, Director of Finance, City Secretary, Municipal Court Judge, and various citizen boards and commissions.
In its policy-making role, major activities of the City Council are:
- Adopting the annual budget which includes general objectives for the city program activities and service levels
- Reviewing and adopting all ordinances and resolutions
- Approving purchases and contracts as prescribed by the City Charter and state law
About Mayor Davis
About Councilmember Walker
About Mayor Pro Tem Morales
Judy Morales was elected as Councilmember District 2 in May, 2011, and Mayor Pro-Tem in May, 2013. Then re-elected in July, 2014. She was raised in Temple and graduated from Temple High School. After graduation, she continued her education and received her Masters in Education from Antioch College. Judy worked as the Director of Social Services for the Temple H.E.L.P. center administrating, planning and implementing community based outreach services and programs since 1972.
Councilmember Morales is an active member and current volunteer for a number of community service organizations, including the Vice Chair of LULAC Council #4971, Citizens for Progress, the Heart of Temple Angels Alliance, Work Force Solutions, and the EMBRACE task force. She also serves on the Executive Boards of Catholic Charities, Family Promise, Hill Country Community Action Association, Central Texas Homeless Alliance, and the Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
Councilmember Morales and her husband, Michael G. Steinheimer, have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. She is an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
2 North Main Street, Ste 103
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5700
Susan Long was elected to the Temple City Council in May of 2017. She has been a resident of District 3 since 1996, after moving to Temple from Washington, D.C. She is retired, having worked in the fields of Public Education, Social Work and Finance. Her husband, Woody, is a Temple native and is retired from the federal intelligence community.
Susan has served the City of Temple on the Building and Standards Commission for two terms, the Planning and Zoning Commission for two terms, and on the TISD School Board for nine years. She is a longtime supporter of the Friends of the Temple Public Library.
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About Councilmember Pilkington
Mike Pilkington was elected as Councilmember District 4 in May of 2016. He is a lifelong resident of the area and has been a resident of what is currently District 4 since 1994. He is owner and President of Bell Contractors, Inc., a family business started by his father, Sam, in 1977. He is a graduate of Belton High School and Tarleton State University. Mike is two time past president of the Temple Area Builders Association. He is also a deacon at the Belton Church of Christ where he has been active in missions and in working with the youth for many years.