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The Herndon Town Council consists of the Mayor and six councilmembers. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Town. Her power and authority are derived from the Town Charter and the general laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. She presides over Town Council and has the same right to speak and vote as the other members. Additionally, the Mayor is recognized as the head of Town government for all ceremonial purposes and, as such, she is frequently requested for speaking engagements and panel discussions. By her signature, the Mayor authenticates any document or instrument required by the Council.

The duties of the seven-member Town Council include establishing Town government policy, acting upon local resolutions and ordinances, setting tax rates, approving the annual Town budget, appointing members to and providing policy guidance for the Town Manager.

The Town Council holds public hearings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, except during June, July, August, and December, during which only one meeting is held on the second Tuesday of the month. Work sessions are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month with the exceptions of June, July, August, and December, during which only one session is held on the first Tuesday of the month. Alterations to this schedule are noted on the monthly calendar listings. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public and citizens are urged to attend. Meetings are held in the Herndon Council Chambers Building located at 765 Lynn Street. Agendas are available in the Town Clerk's office at 777 Lynn Street on Fridays prior to each meeting and are posted on the website. All Town Council public hearings are cablecast live on Herndon Community Television (HCTV).

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Mayor Merkel welcomes the opportunity to meet with citizens. To schedule an appointment with Mayor Merkel, please contact the Town Clerk's office via email at or by calling 703/435-6804.
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