Business Profile

The City Profile section gives lots of statistical data and information about the City. This data is very useful to the new or prospective business or resident.

Council-Manager Form of Government

The City of Carbondale operates under a Council-Manager form of Government. The Mayor and six City Council members are elected at large for four-year staggered terms. The City Council acts as the policy-making body for City Government and hires a City Manager to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer. The Mayor is the official head of the City and with City Council consent, is responsible for appointing members to the various boards, commissions, and committees of the City.

Services Provided

The City employs approximately 247.38 full-time employees. Services provided by the City include:

  • Development Services
  • Police and Fire Protection
  • Public Library
  • Public Works

The City also operates, on an enterprise basis;

  • City-Owned Rental Properties Maintenance and Operations
  • Parking System Maintenance and Operations
  • Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Operations
  • Water and Sanitary Sewer Operations

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are held on designated Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m., at:
City Hall / Civic Center
200 S Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901

Check the City calendar for the appropriate day. All meetings are open to the public. Every agenda includes the item "Citizen Questions and Comments" to permit discussion of any topic by any citizen.