The City of Peru, Indiana

Circus Capital of the World

City Council

City Council is the legislative and the fiscal body for the City of Peru. Every four years, residents of the city of Peru elect seven members to serve as the “Common Council.”

The council consists of one part-time member from each of five districts plus two "at large" members. A council member is not subject to term limits and may run for re-election as often as they wish.

A council member must have been a resident of the district from which he or she is elected for at least six months before the election, and a resident of the city for at least one year.

The Common Council may pass ordinances, orders, motions, and resolutions for the government of the city of Peru, and they control of the city's property, finances, and the appropriation of money.

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District 1: Betsy Edwards-Wolfe

Vice Chairwoman of City Council. Liaison to Board of Works and Cable Committee, Tax Abatement Review Board, and Ordinance Review Board.

tom gustin

District 2: Tom Gustin

Chairman of City Council. Liaison to City Officials and EDC, Solid Waste Board, 911 Advisory Board, Tax Abatement Review Board, and Wage Negotiation Board. 



District 3:  Peter Sahaidachny

Liaison to Civic Center, Cable Committee, County Government, Future Growth Committee, and Historic Preservation Committee.


pat russell

District 4: Patricia Russell

Liaison to Aviation, 911 Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Committee, and Ordinance Review Board.

mark ramsey

District 5: Mark Ramsey

Liaison to Parks, Animal Control, County Government, and Street Departments.

At Large: Steve Anderson

Liaison to Police, Fire, Utility Board, and Ordinance Review Board.


At Large: Kathleen Plothow

Tax Abatement Review Board, Planning Commission, Utility Service Board, and Future Growth Board.

The City Council meets the first Monday of every month, holidays notwithstanding, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 35 S. Broadway, Peru, IN 46970.

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35 S Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
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