City Council

Mission Statement:
The City of Canton will build upon its unique heritage; provide quality housing, infrastructure and parks; promote economic development, tourism and business and employee opportunities; and manage growth to meet the needs of its current and future residents.

The Canton City Council holds regular meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at City Hall, 290 E. Tyler, Canton. Anyone wishing to address the council during a regular meeting may sign up to fifteen minutes prior to the meeting to speak for three minutes.

Council minutes can be found on the Home page under Meetings.


 Richard W. Lawrence, Mayor
5/2013 to 5/2015


Cary Hilliard, Mayor Pro Tem
5/2013 to 5/2015



Marilyn Burrage
5/2012 to 5/2014


Elisa M. Heard
5/2013 to 5/2015




Shawn Stewart
 5/2012 to 5/2014


Jerry "Yogi" Yarbrough 
5/2012 to 5/2014