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Our city council is made up of dedicated community members who are committed to serving our town. They meet regularly to discuss important issues and make decisions that impact our community. Their hard work and dedication help to ensure that Riesel remains a great place to live and work.

Regular monthly Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at

6:30 PM at Riesel City Hall, 104 N. Hwy 6, Riesel, TX 76682.


Riesel is a Type A General Law City governed by a Mayor and 5 City Council Members who are

elected by the people of the City. The Mayor and City Council acting together are the Governing Body.

All Governing Body members serve two-year terms. The City Council adopts all ordinances

and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies of the City of Riesel.



Riesel City Council Meetings are held

every 2nd Tuesday of the month

at 6:30pm at Riesel City Hall

located at 104 N. Highway 6

Riesel, TX 76682


Work Sessions are sometimes held,

and are always open to the public.

Agendas are posted in accordance with

the Texas Local Government Code.

Eligibility Requirements to apply for place on ballot

Qualifications for Office Type A City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032)



  • Be  a Citizen of the United States

  • Be 18 years old

  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court

  • Have No felony convictions

  • Have resided in the state continuously for the previous 12 months

  • Must be a registered voter in the City of Riesel by the filing deadline

  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office

  • Council Member candidate residency requirements - 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline and 6 months residency in city limits prior to the filing deadline

  • Mayoral candidate residency requirements -1 year in state prior to filing deadline 

       and one year residency in city limits prior to election day

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