Municipal Government

City Class

The City of Superior operates under the laws of the State of Wisconsin as a City of the 3rd class, and is guided by its mission statement.


The Mayor is elected for a four-year term of office and presides over Council Meetings and is the Chief Executive Officer. Ten Councilors elected for two-year, staggered terms and represent specific districts of the City.


The Common Council serves as the legislative branch of our City government, enacting ordinances, resolutions, approving the budget, setting policies and taking other actions as necessary to guide the operations of City government.


Nonpartisan elections are held in April of each year, If more than two candidates vie for the same office, a primary will be held the preceding February. A re-organizational meeting is held the third Tuesday in April where the Council President and Vice-President are selected.