City Council

The City of Cassville is a city of the fourth class governed by a Mayor-City Administrator-Board of Aldermen form of government.  The Mayor serves a two-year term and is elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis.  Board members serve a two-year term with two members serving from each of two wards within the City, on a staggered two-year election rotation.   Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday in April.  If you would like to run for an elected position, you must file with the City Clerk by the filing deadline.
Before you file your declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk, you must file form 5120 with the Missouri Department of Revenue.  A copy of this filing must be brought to City Hall and must accompany your declaration of candidacy.
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City Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at 4:00 p.m. in Council chambers, at the rear of City Hall. Citizens wishing to address the Board of Aldermen at a regular City Council meeting are requested to complete and submit a Request to Address City Council form. The form must be received by the City Clerk no less than seven days prior to the meeting date.  For meeting agendas, council packets and meeting minutes, please see the  City Clerk's Document Center.


Bill Shiveley

Mayor Shiveley has served in his position since 2012. He had previously served as North Ward Alderman for two terms in the early eighties. Bill retired from Barry Electric Cooperative as General Manager in 2017. He is a member of the South Barry County Hospital District Board of Directors and the Mercy Hospital West Region Board. Bill served four years in the United States Navy before returning to Cassville in 1971 where he and his wife Dianne have made their home.  

Northward Aldermen 

Mike Phillips

Alderman Phillips was elected to serve the North Ward in 2022 Mike is the Executive Director of Barry County E911 Emergency Services, an accredited agency, and was appointed by the Governor of Missouri to serve on the “Missouri 9-1-1 Service State Board”. He is an active member of Cassville Rotary and has served as board member and is Chairman of a program that educates kids on smart choices involving drugs in the county. He has coached soccer, football, and basketball youth sports for many years and is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. Mike and his wife, Brittany, and their two children have lived in the area since 2007 and enjoy the trails, Table Rock Lake and Friday night lights. 

Jon Horner

Alderman Horner has served the North Ward since 2015. He works at a locally owned independent bank in Cassville, is a published novelist and motivational speaker. Jon is a 5th generation Barry Countian. He is a graduate of Cassville High School and Missouri State University. Jon is also a member of the Cassville Board of Education, Cassville United Methodist Church, Barry County 911 Board, and the Cassville Rotary Club. He has served two terms as President of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce. Jon and his wife Darla live in Cassville. 

Southward Aldermen

Justin Gates


Alderman Gates has served the South Ward since 2023.  He has worked in the financial industry for 20 years.  Justin grew up in Shell Knob, MO and is a graduate of Cassville High School and Missouri State University. Justin is also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Cassville.  Justin lives in Cassville with his wife, Mindi, and their two children.  

Taylor Weaver


Alderman Weaver was elected to the South Ward Alderman's position in April of 2019.
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