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City of Demopolis Government

Welcome to the Government section of the City's website.  The City of Demopolis' services include police and fire protection, garbage collection, water and sewer service, planning, and inspections. Demopolis is governed by a Mayor and five elected council members.  The Mayor serves a four year term.  Council members are elected on a staggered schedule of four year terms. The city clerk is the chief administrator appointed by the mayor and council. The offices of the mayor and city clerk are located at City Hall.


Mayor John Laney
Mayor John Laney

John Laney is former plant manager at CEMEX, former chairman of Demopolis Industrial Development Board and former president of the Marengo County Historical Society.  Laney has worked as an adjunct professor for the University of West Alabama teaching Occupational Safety and Introduction to Engineering.  Laney spent his career in the construction materials field before retiring from CEMEX in 2006.  His professional skills include operations management, negotiation, continuous improvement, and business development.  Laney has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, and he has taken graduate level business courses at INSEAD (France), Stanford, and Monterrey Technical Institute (Mexico). ​

City Council

District One

District 1: Charles Jones Jr
Charles Jones, Jr

District Two

District 2: Nathan Hardy
Nathan Hardy

District Three

District Three Harris Nelson
Harris Nelson

District Four

District 4 Bill MEador
Bill Meador

District Five

District 5 Cleveland Cole
Cleveland Cole

City Council meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:15 pm in Rooster Hall on Walnut Avenue.  Meetings are open to the public.  Contact the City Clerk's Office for questions about City Council meetings.

City Clerk's Office

The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to deliver efficient, professional, and courteous service to the City Council and the public in accordance with state, county and municipal laws.  In pursuit of our mission, the City Clerk’s office is dedicated to providing:

· Open and impartial administration of elections
· An open, accurate, and timely legislative history, and
· A dependable link between citizens and government


City Clerk Contact

Sam Gross