Mattoon, Illinois Mayor

The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. He or she chairs City Council meetings and also serves as Police Commissioner and Liquor Commissioner.

He or she is responsible for the appointments of the City Administrator, City Clerk, City Attorney and Treasurer with council approval. He or she also appoints all members of city boards, commissions and advisory committees with the consent of the Council. He or she signs all contracts and ordinances on behalf of the city and is the figurehead of city government.

On a day-to-day basis, he or she is the official representative of the city at public functions, meets with citizens on a variety of issues affecting the community, and is the chief policy driver for the city.

Mattoon, Illinois Mayor


After the passing of Mayor Tim Gover on December 3, 2020, the City Council approved Sandra Graven as Acting Mayor during a special meeting on December 22.

Mayor’s Office Contact Information

208 North 19th St
Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Phone 217-234-4633
Fax 217-258-6435

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