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Question by  Exene (18)

How should I address a letter to my city council?


Answer by  SouthernBelle (66)

If you don't have a specific name for the head of the council then you should try doing it more of a memo style :To: City Council Members, From: your name here". For some reason Dear Mayor or Dear City Council just sounds funny to me in letter style.


Answer by  MaximillianG (116)

Call your city hall and ask them to fax, e-mail or snail mail you a list of the city council members. You should then address the letter to whoever is listed as the main person "Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms". You only need to put the official title on envelope.

Reply by ClaudiaD (136):
I think you ought to also put cc's in the letter for all the members and make sure everyone receives a copy. I checked and it seems to be proper to put the title on the envelope and address portion. You can also say Dear Council Member *name* too.  add a comment

Answer by  localgirl808 (405)

The letter's salutation should be either "Dear Mayor [Mayor's Name] and the Members of [City's Name] City Council," or "Dear City Council Member [Person's Name]. " Use the former if writing to the entire council, and the latter if writing to a specific person.

posted by Anonymous
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Answer by  Nancy (578)

If I were sending a letter to this person, I would address it to either Councilman or Councilwoman and then their last name.

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