Looking Ahead in Wayne
January 17, 2018
City Council Meetings
Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in city hall at 306 Pearl Streets. We would love to see you there!
How do I run for public office?
Sometimes the scariest part of running for public office is not knowing how to get started. Although there can be different processes with each different position, most are very similar. Using City Council as an example, the process to get your name on the ballot includes the following steps. Come to City Hall and speak with City Clerk Betty McGuire. She will have you fill out a short candidate filing form and pay a $45 filing fee (this is $80 for Mayor). You will receive a filing fee receipt that will be required for your next and final stop with the County Clerk (Deb Finn) at the Courthouse. The County Clerk will verify that you are a registered voter, residing in the ward from which you are running. A candidate filing form will be prepared and presented to you for your signature. At that point you will have officially filed to run for public office (in this example, City Council). Not a scary process at all! Incumbents (anyone currently holding public office) have until February 15 to file, and new filers have until March 1. More information can be found on the Wayne County website (
) under County Offices and then Election Commissioner.
City Council Retreat
The City Council and Mayor will hold its annual retreat at the Wayne Senior Center on Friday, February 2 starting at 5:30 pm, and Saturday, February 3 starting at 8:30 am. This gives the Council and Mayor a chance to discuss at length multiple topics facing the City. It also gives them a chance to think about long-term planning and how the City will look in years to come. Some items that will likely be discussed include the future of the old pool property as well as the lagoon acres. As always, the public is invited to this open meeting. If you would like a topic to be considered for discussion by the Council and Mayor, please let me know by the last week of January.
Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or