The City of Wallis has a Mayor - Council form of government. The City
Council consists of six members, a Mayor and five Councilors. The Mayor
exercises a vote only in the case of a tie. All powers of the City are
vested with the City Council, which enacts ordinances, sets policies and is
responsible for the City's budget.
The City Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are
held at City Hall, and begin at 7:00 PM. Agendas for upcoming meetings are
posted a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting. Such posting is done at
the entrance to City Hall. All meetings are open to the public, and can
only occur if a quorum of the Council is present. Each meeting agenda
provides for comments from the audience, and anyone is free to offer comments to
the Council by attending the meeting and registering with the City Secretary.
Administration of the City is vested with a City Administrator and City Secretary who
are directly accountable to the City Council. Department heads serve under
the direction of the City Administrator.
Violations of laws or ordinances within the City are adjudicated in a Municipal
Court presided over by the Municipal Judge. The Judge serves by
appointment of the Mayor.
Election of City Council members is held annually in the month of May.
Council members serve two-year terms, with the terms being staggered. The
City does not employ electoral districts, thus all members run for at-large
positions. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes are
elected to fill the Council seats up for election.
City of Wallis, City Council
Jerry was elected mayor in May 2012. He moved to
Wallis in May of 1982 and began his civic career as a coach with the
Brazos Little League, where he served as vice president of T-Ball, and
then president of the league. He enjoyed his time with the league for
approximately 8 years. In 2000, Jerry became the trustee of the Brazos
ISD school board and then later, the president, a position he served in
for 7 years. Jerry and his wife of 30 years, Mary, are active members of
First Baptist Church in Orchard.
Councilor James King
Economic Development Corp.
|James King: James
has served on the City Council since May of 1998. He also serves
as a Director on the City of Wallis Development Corporation's Board of
Directors. He is the owner of King Construction Materials Co.,
Inc., a general Contracting company. In addition to his service on
the Council and Development Corporation's Board, James is a member of
the Sons of American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Austin County Law
Enforcement Alumni Citizen's Association. He likewise stays
involved in youth activities such as the Boy Scouts, and coaches a Youth
Shooting Team. James is a member of Guardian Angel Catholic
Church. He has a daughter, and his hobbies are firearms and
Councilor Clark Main, Jr.
|Clark Main, Jr.:
Clark was appointed to serve a vacated seat on City Council in June of
2005. He is employed as a Field
Technician with Hanover Co. Clark also serves his community
through membership in the Wallis Volunteer Fire Department. He is
a member of the United Methodist Church. He and his wife are the
parents of a son. Clark's hobby is golf.
Bernadette has served on City Council since May 2009. She is also
treasure of the Mynarik Park Committee and the W.E.E. Hunt Committee.
She is a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church where she serves on
Parish Council, Ladies of Guardian Angel and the Bazaar Committee.
Bernadette serves as an officer with the Wallis Chamber of Commerce and
is President on the Billy Parr, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser,
which raises scholarship money for local high school seniors. She
is married, has four children, and five grandchildren. Her hobbies
are sewing and quilting and being there for her family.
Franklin A. Rohan
Economic Development Corp.
|Franklin A. Rohan:
Frank was elected to City Council in May 2011. He is a war veteran
who served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam era and is
currently employed with the City of Rosenberg. Previously Frank
held a three year term as Councilman during the 1986 election and was
elected Mayor in 1989. In 1996, Frank returned as Councilman
serving the city for ten years. We are very pleased to have him on
board once again and graciously welcome his prior years of experience.
Frank is a lifelong resident of Wallis who has diligently attended to
the community in all aspects.