About Our City Government

Lavaca is governed by a mayor/council form of government. The mayor, city council and recorder/treasurer are elected representatives of the citizens of Lavaca and act together as the governing body.

The Mayor is responsible for overseeing city departments and executing city policies. This includes assuring that all city services are delivered to the citizens in an efficient, effective and equitable manner. The Mayor serves as the primary outreach arm of the city government to other cities and government entities. The Mayor serves a four year term.

The City Council enacts ordinances and resolutions concerning municipal affairs that are consistent with state law in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the public. The City Council has control of the city finances and all real and personal property to the city. The City Council members serve two year terms and must live within the ward they represent.

The Recorder/Treasurer is a record keeping officer of the city who maintains custody of city laws and ordinances. The Recorder/Treasurer also maintains and authenticates other city documents, as prescribed by state law. The Recorder/Treasurer serves a four year term.

Elected Officials

John Verkamp - City Attorney

John Verkamp - City Attorney

City Attorney
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Top Level

Shelly Hockaday

Shelly Hockaday

Recorder/Treasurer
Office : 479-674-5617
Term : Jan 01, 2021 to Dec 31, 2024

Hugh Hardgrave

Hugh Hardgrave

Mayor
Home: 252-1948
Term : Jan 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2026

City Council

Lorie Robertson

Lorie Robertson

Ward 1, Position 2
Home: (479) 719-6624
Term : Jan 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2024

Gerald Schaefer

Gerald Schaefer

Ward 2, Position 1
Home: (479) 674-2091
Term : Feb 11, 2023 to Dec 31, 2024

Benny Hunter

Benny Hunter

Ward 2, Position 2
Home: 674-2367
Term : Jan 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2024

Mike Ray

Mike Ray

Ward 3, Position 1
Home: 479-462-6109
Term : Jan 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2024

Rick Edgerton

Rick Edgerton

Ward 3, Position 2
Home: 479-650-8070
Term : Jan 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2024