Pekin is administered by a Council-Manager form of government, with a seven-person City Council. The council consists of a Mayor, elected at large to a four-year term, and six Council Members elected at large to four-year terms.
The current council includes:
Darin Girdler, our appointed professional City Manager, oversees the day-to-day operations of city government. City of Pekin Government is headquartered in City Hall located in the heart of downtown Pekin.
The City of Pekin welcomes those interested in an appointment to a commission, board, or committee to apply for the position. These organizations are intended to help city government deliver high quality programs and services to the residents of our community and to our visitors. Broad community representation on these groups is crucial to their effectiveness.
Download Application for Appointment to a City Commission, Board or Committee
Each application received will be evaluated by the Mayor, the City Manager, and the department head who works most closely with the commission, board, or committee. If you are selected, the Mayor will propose your
appointment at a meeting of the Council subject to ratification by the Council. We will let you know of our
decision before the meeting takes place.
City of Pekin - 111 South Capitol Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 - Phone: 309-477-2300 - Fax: 309-346-2095