City Manager

The City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, is a third class city under state law and operates under an optional council-manager form of government. There are seven elected Council members, one from each of five wards and two at-large members, each serving staggered three-year terms.  Each year, members of the Council elect a mayor and mayor pro tem. The administrative head is a professional city manager appointed by the elected members of the City Council.