City Council Chooses New Mayor

Kirksville got a new mayor this week. On Monday, City Council members Zac Burden, Jessica Parks, and Chuck Long were sworn into office. All three were elected to the Council as a result of the General Municipal Election held on April 2nd. They join Council members Rick Steele and Phillip Biston. Also during the April 8 Council meeting, Burden was elected Mayor in a unanimous vote, and Long was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem.The Council is encouraging residents to be more involved in your local government. Council meetings and study sessions are open to the public. For more information on upcoming Council meetings and study sessions, or to view agendas, meeting minutes, or newsletters from past meetings, visit the City website at or signup for City alerts at