There are five wards within the City of Hudson; each ward has TWO Councilmembers on the City of Hudson’s Common Council. The Common Council meets throughout the month and votes on issues within the City of Hudson. The two Councilmembers of the Fourth Ward running for office in 2023 are Jenny Belton and Rich Volo, both are residents of Hudson’s Fourth Ward.
The Hudson wards were redistricted for 2018. The new ward boundaries, above, represent a more equal distribution of population, about 1,200 residents per ward. Each Councilmember’s vote is now of equal value; there is no longer a weighted vote.
Your Councilmember is your direct representative to City government. The City’s Common Council of ten councilmembers and one Common Council President, proposes and votes on city legislation. Once approved, the legislation is forwarded to the Mayor.
All are welcome to attend Common Council meetings and specific committee meetings. Here’s the City’s Calendar of Events.
An example of city-related topics are:
- Garbage and Sewage
- Police and Fire Department
- City Budget / Property Taxes
- Department of Public Works issues – street repairs, signage, sidewalks, snow removal, etc.
- Historic Preservation, Zoning and Planning
- Youth and Senior activities
- And more!
If you have a city-related issue, you can contact your Councilmember and let them know your concern.
The City Councilmembers are different than the County Supervisor. The County Supervisor represents the Fourth Ward on the Columbia County level. Our current Fourth Ward County Supervisor is Linda Mussmann.