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Your Government

The City of Galena is governed by a city council, with the mayor presiding over meetings.  For the purposes of governing, the city is divided into four wards.  An alderperson from each ward is elected to represent his or her ward on the city council. Two other alderpersons are elected at large and represent the entire community.  The mayor and city clerk are also elected at large.
Boards, commissions, and committees support and advise the city council. The city administrator oversees day-to-day city operations, executing the decisions of the city council through the city’s departments and staff. 
For comprehensive information about our local government, our elected officials, our staff, and other government topics please use the navigation on the left of the page.  



The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
About Us
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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