A Message From Mayor Kees
Thanks for stopping by and visiting our site. Our goal is to put the City at your fingertips whether you are looking for an ordinance, trying to find what events are going on, or just wanting to read the latest newsletter online. Established in 1943, after the City of Little Rock determined that Cammack Village was too far west to be annexed, Cammack Village has developed and thrived as a community enclave surrounded by Little Rock on all sides. Our friendly neighbors and vigilant police force make Cammack Village an ideal place for families. Our swimming pool and Baker Park are widely used by residents and non-residents alike and we are the proud host of Jefferson Elementary School, one of the best schools in Little Rock. Whether you are just visiting or looking for information, I hope you find the site useful.
The Mayor is elected to office every four (4) years.
Mayor Cody Kees assumed office on January 1, 2022.
The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City of Cammack Village and presides over all meetings of the City Council. It is the Mayor’s responsibility to keep the city government running properly. This includes enforcing city ordinances and ensuring residents receive maximum benefits and services.
Legislative Duties of the Mayor
The Mayor presides over the meetings of the City Council.
The Mayor may vote when needed to pass any ordinance, bylaw, resolution or motion. A.C.A. 14-43-501; 14-44-107; 14-45-105. Mayors in cities of the first and second class have a vote to establish a quorum. A.C.A. 14-43-501; 14-44-107.
The Mayor is required to sign all ordinances, resolutions and city council minutes. A.C.A. 14-55-205.
The Mayor shall also “keep the governing body advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations as to him or she may be desirable.” A.C.A. 14-58-302.
The Mayor oversees the day-to-day activities of the city and supervises department heads.
The Mayor has the power to appoint and remove all department heads, including police and fire chiefs, unless the city or town council votes to override the mayor’s action by a two-thirds majority of all council members.
Administrative Duties of the Mayor
Mayors of cities and towns with the mayor-council form of government are required to prepare and
submit a budget to the city council for approval on or before December 1 of each year'
All mayors of cities of the first class must submit to the city council within the first 90 days of each
year a complete report on the financial and administrative activities of the city. This is commonly
referred to as the State of the City Report (A.C.A. § 14-58-302).
The mayor shall also “keep the governing body advised as to the financial condition and future
needs of the city and make such recommendations as to him or she may be desirable.” (A.C.A. §
The mayor oversees the day-to-day activities of the city and supervises department heads
The City of Cammack Village Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to our community's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to represent their constituents based on the needs of the community.
The City of Cammack Village is divided into two separate wards, each with two positions, for a total of four Council Members. Council Members are elected to office every two-year from the citizens of their respective ward.
Duties of the Council Members
Enacts ordinances and bylaws concerning municipal affairs that are consistent with state law in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the public (A.C.A. §§ 14-55-102; 14-43-602).
Has the management and control of the city finances and all real and personal property belonging to the city (A.C.A. § 14-43-502).
Adopts a budget by ordinance or resolution for operation of the city or town by February 1 of each year (A.C.A. § 14-58-202).
Sets the procedures by ordinance for making purchases that do not exceed the sum of $35,000 in cities of the first class, except as provided in A.C.A. § 14-58-104. Councils in cities of the second class and in towns may set procedures for making purchases, except as provided in section 14-58-104 (A.C.A. § 14-58-303(b)).
Sets the time and place for regular city council meetings (A.C.A. § 14-43-501). All meetings should be open to the public in accord with the state Freedom of Information Act (A.C.A. § 25-19-106).
May override the mayor’s appointment and removal of department heads by a two-thirds vote of the total membership (A.C.A. § 14-42-110).
May override the mayor’s veto by a two-thirds vote (A.C.A. §§ 14-43-504; 14-44-107; 14-45-105).
Calls for a special election in cities of the first class to fill the vacancy of the unexpired mayor’s term of office if the unexpired term is for more than one (1) year (A.C.A. § 14-43-401(b)).