City of York

City Council

101 S. George St., York, PA 17401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 509, York, PA 17405
Phone: 717-849-2246 | Fax: 717-812-0557
City Clerk: Dianna L. Thompson-Mitchell

  • Council Vacancies - Applications Being Accepted


    York City Council is seeking interested persons to submit resumes for appointment to fill two (2) vacancies that currently exist in the Office of York City Council. Council has declared said vacancies effective January 2, 2018. Council will conduct public interviews of selected candidates during its committee meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 101 S. George St., York, PA. Immediately following interviews, Council will recess its committee meeting and convene in special session to appoint candidates to fill said vacancies to serve until the first Monday of January 2020. Applicants are asked to make themselves available to attend this meeting should they be selected for an interview. (Council will reconvene its committee meeting following the special session.)


    To be considered for the position:

    • Candidate shall be at least twenty-one years of age.
    • Shall have been a resident of the City for at least one year prior to appointment.
    • Shall reside in the City throughout their term of service.

    Please forward a resume and letter of interest to: Dianna L. Thompson-Mitchell, York City Clerk, Attn: Council Vacancy, 101 S. George St., York, PA 17401, or email:

    Persons with disabilities may call (717) 849-2244 if accommodations are needed to participate in Council proceedings. Persons with hearing impairments may call the Deaf Center at TDD (717) 848-6765.

About the Council

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by the Act of July 15, 1957, P.L. 901, has granted to the City of York and other third class cities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the right to adopt a home rule charter and a new form of government and to exercise broadly the power of local self-government. The residents of the City of York have elected to be governed under the Mayor-Council Charter Plan beginning January 1, 1962. The Optional Third Class City Charter Law of 1957 permits the broadest power of local self-government consistent with the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The legislative power of the City Government is vested in and exercised by Council and in accordance with the Optional Third Class Charter Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Every Legislative act of Council is done by Ordinance or Resolution. City Council enacts all laws of City government and authorizes expenditures of City funds. The Council is comprised of five members, elected at-large, with members serving four year terms. The Council assembles on the first Monday of January following the regular municipal election to reorganize and elect a president to preside over meetings and peform other duties as prescribed by the Council.

Legislative sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, except when such Tuesday is a legal holiday observed by the City Government, summer recess, or when the general and/or primary elections fall on such Tuesday, then the regular meeting will be held on the following day or on such other day as the Council shall designate. Council may also meet on other days and times as posted. For information on Council actions, meetings, and/or ordinances, or to appear before the City Council, contact the City Clerk at (717) 849-2246.


Notable Documents

Articles of Incorporation Strategic Comprehensive Plan 2030 2008 Municipal Records Manual 2018 Development Review Calendar

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