Stay at Home Order - March 31, 2020

Today, Governor Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30 day extension of the state’s disa... [more...]

Shelter-In-Place - March 20, 2020

Governor Issues Shelter-in-Place Order Effective 3/21/20 at 5:00pm until April 7, 2020, Governor... [more...]



The City of Athens City Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.

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Cindy McFarland

Ryan Seifert

Amy Chernowsky
Ward 1 Alderman

Angela Thompson
Ward 1 Alderman

Larry Buhr
Ward 2 Alderman

Chris Reichert
Ward 2 Alderman

Rachel Lantz
Ward 3 Alderman

Butch Nichols
Ward 3 Alderman