Rochelle, by referendum in 1994, adopted the Council-Manager form of City government. Rochelle is governed by a Council composed of the Mayor and six City Council Members. They adopt policies and ordinances, which are carried out by the Council-appointed City Manager. Council members, including the Mayor, are elected at large to staggered four-year terms.

Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Citizens are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Council meetings are streamed live on Facebook & YouTube.

The Mayor and City Council members are elected “at large” to represent the entire city.

Our Vision

A vibrant community where all can thrive.

Our Mission

To provide a safe, connected, and innovative community with professional, personalized, and impartial services.

Our Values

Community Inclusivity and Engagement 

We value the cultural and social diversity that is reflected in our community. We welcome the changes and new perspectives that this diversity brings.

Individual | Respectful | Compassionate | Ethical

Core Service Delivery

We encourage employees to exercise independent judgment in meeting customer needs through professional service. We support continuing education and training for all staff members.

Proactive | Committed | Reliable | Efficient

Economic and Business Development

We create a simplified range of opportunities for all types of business recruitment and retention. We value strong collaborations with elected officials and regional economic development organizations to promote and market the region for industrial and commercial growth.

Capable | Business-Friendly | Growing | Intentional

Financial Management and Stability

We believe integrity, fiscal responsibility, and the prudent stewardship of public funds is essential for citizen confidence in government. We are committed to attainable performance measures based on a secure strategic plan.

Transparent | Stable | Accountable | Steward

Infrastructure Effectiveness and Improvement 

We provide a maintained and reliable infrastructure for all members of the community while continuing to find innovative ways to improve the delivery of services.

Affordable | Local | Sustainable | Strategic

Please note that any correspondence, such as e-mail or letters, sent to City officials or staff becomes public record and is available for public/media review.