The City of Merriam is governed by eight City Councilmembers (two representatives from each of the City's four wards) and a mayor. A city administrator and professional staff carry out the City Council's objectives, manage city operations, and provide services.
Mayor Bob Pape
City Administrator: Chris Engel
Assistant City Administrator: Caitlin Gard
Police Chief: Darren McLaughlin
Public Works Director: Celia Kumke
Parks and Recreation Director: Anna Slocum
Finance Director: Donna Oliver
Community Development Director: Bryan Dyer
Human Resources Manager: Stephanie Thompson
Communications and Public Engagement Manager: Jenna Gant
Holidays & Closures
|New Year's Day
|Martin Luther King Day
||Observed on the third Monday in January
||Observed on the last Monday in May
|| June 19*
||Observed the first Monday in September
||Observed on the fourth Thursday in November,
City offices are also closed the following Friday.
*A recognized holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. A recognized holiday that falls on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.
When December 25 falls on a Tuesday then, Monday, December 24 is observed as an additional holiday. When December 25 falls on a Thursday, then Friday, December 26 is observed as an additional holiday.