Mayor & City Council

Members of the Medford City Council are the Mayor, elected at-large, and eight City Councilors who are elected from respective wards.  All are elected for four-year terms.  The Mayor and Council serve as unpaid volunteers.  The Council Handbook(PDF, 7MB) provides additional information on the Council rules, duties and responsibilities. 

Medford Governing Body

Incorporated in 1885, the City of Medford utilizes the Council-Manager form of government. Medford is divided into four wards, with two Councilors per ward.

The Mayor is selected at large by the community for a four-year term. Councilors also serve four-year terms, with one Council position in each ward up for election every two years.

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Types of Meetings

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

City Council meetings follow a very formal and specific format.  During a regular City Council meeting, Councilors make a formal vote on items that were discussed at a previous Study Session, adopt previous meeting minutes and present proclamations and resolutions.  During regular City Council meetings, members of the public have an opportunity during the 'Oral Requests' portion of the agenda to make a comment to the Council on any topic.

Study Sessions

Regular Study Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

During Study Sessions, City Councilors are able to discuss topics, receive briefings, reports and memorandums from City staff, as well as hear presentations from City staff and outside organizations.  During a Study Session, no formal decisions can be made by the Council.  The Council follows Robert's Rules of Order during their meetings to allow for courtesy and orderly flow of the meetings.  During Study Sessions, there is not an opportunity for public comments.

Public Hearings

Public Hearings may be held during regular City Council meetings and allows the public to attend and make a comment regarding the specific topic of the public hearing. 

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Which Ward do you live in?

Medford is divided into four wards, with two Councilors per ward.

Find out which Ward you live in. 

Ward Map

Randy Sparacino

Mayor of Medford

  • Telephone541-774-2000
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  • ProfileMayor Sparacino, a long-time resident of Medford and previous Chief of Police, was elected as Mayor in 2021.

Eric Stark

Ward 4 Councilor

  • Telephone541-944-6611
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  • ProfileCouncilor Stark, raised in Medford, was appointed to the City Council on February 7, 2019 to fill a Ward 4 vacancy. He was elected to his position in 2020.