City Council

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  • 6 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall
    411 W. 8th Street
    City Council Chambers - 5th Floor
    Odessa, TX 79761

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City Council

Council-2020-2024

Javier Joven
Mayor

Mayor-Javier-Joven

Mayor Contact and Biography





  • Complete and print the form before the meeting
  • Turn it in to the City Secretary 
  • Limit non-agenda item discussions to 3 minutes
  • State your name when called to the lectern
  • Avoid duplicating comments
  • Public hearing items are addressed during the hearing, others during Visitor's Recognition
  • Mayor & Council may interpret or modify guidelines as needed and may limit the number of speakers when a hearing is not required by law or in the case of non-agenda items 
  • Guilty of criminal trespass (P.C. 30.05) - Receives notice by the Mayor or a police officer during a council meeting to deport and fails to do so
  • Interference with public duties (P.C. 38.13) - Hindering the City Council meeting by noise,  violence, tumultuous behavior, or disturbance

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Denise Swanner
At-Large

Denise-Swanner

Denise Swanner Contact & Biography



Mark Matta
District 1

Mark-Matta

Mark Matta Contact & Biography



Steven P Thompson
District 2

Steven-Thompson

Steven Thompson Contact & Biography

Gilbert Vasquez
District 3

Gilbert-Vasquez

Gilbert Vasquez Contact & Biography

Greg Connell 

District 4

Greg-Connell

Greg Connell Contact & Biography


Chris Hanie
District 5

Chris-Hanie

Chris Hanie Contact & Biography


Overview

The City Council is the legislative policy-making body of the City. Council members:

  • Approve contracts
  • Adopt regulatory ordinances and resolutions
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Determine the tax rate
  • Provide direction to the City Manager and other Council appointees
  • And provide a forum for active community participation in setting and achieving City policies, goals and objectives

Terms

The Odessa City Council is comprised:

5 City Council members elected by districts

1 At-Large member and the Mayor

Note: City Council members serve staggered 4-year terms


NamePositionTerm Expires

Javier Joven

Mayor

November 5, 2024

Denise SwannerAt-LargeNovember 5, 2024

Mark Matta

District 1

November 5, 2024

Steven P. Thompson

District 2

November 5, 2024

Gilbert Vasquez

District 3

November 3, 2026

Greg Connell

District 4

November 3, 2026

Chris Hanie

District 5

November 3, 2026


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