City Council

The Mayor and four City Councilmembers, as the elected representatives of the City of Temple, formulate public policy to address community needs and assure orderly development in the City.

Council meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.  All members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate.

The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, City Attorney, Finance Director, City Secretary and various citizen boards and commissions.

In its policy-making role, major activities of the City Council are: 
  • Adopting the annual budget which includes general objectives for the city program activities and service levels
  • Reviewing and adopting all ordinances and resolutions
  • Approving purchases and contracts as prescribed by the City Charter and state law

Council Districts 2018
  1. District 1
  2. District 2
  3. District 3
  4. District 4

 Jessica Walker 5-2018

About Councilmember Walker

Jessica was elected as Councilmember for District 1 in May of 2018.  She is 3rd generation Temple and graduated from Temple High School in 1984.  After graduation from The University of Texas at Austin, she became a flight attendant for American Airlines and retired in 1999.  Jessica and her husband Bruce have been married for 25 years and together run Bruce’s family business Lengefeld Lumber Company. 

Jessica is currently serving on the Temple Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Temple Education Foundation Board. 


She and her husband have raised three children; Branan, 22, a senior at The University of Texas, Harrison, 19, a sophomore at Texas State University and Connally, 19, a sophomore at Austin Community College.  Bruce, also a Temple native, is involved in the Temple Area Builders Association.  The attend First United Methodist Church in Temple.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
2 North Main Street, Ste 103
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5700