City Council

The City Council consists of 15 members elected for two year terms, at nonpartisan elections held in the fall of the odd numbered years, with the terms commencing on the first Sunday in January of the even numbered year. Six (6) members are elected at Large (Citywide) and nine (9) are elected by ward. All councilors have equal voting authority in the City Council. The City Council derives its power and authority from the City Charter, the General Ordinances of the City, Massachusetts General Laws and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The City Council is the legislative body of City Government, adopting Ordinances, Orders and Resolutions while approving or confirming appropriations, appointments and other matters proposed by the Mayor .The City Clerk, as Clerk of the City Council, and Assistant City Clerk, as Clerk of Council Committees are responsible for maintaining Ordinances and records of all City Council Activity. The City Council President is elected annually by and from the members of the City Council, for a 1 year term. The City Council Vice President is appointed by the President subject to confirmation by the City Council. Committees are appointed by the City Council President, and the Chairman of each Committee is elected by the members of that Committee.

* See a full list of Waltham City Council e-mail addresses here  & See Ward Map to find your City Councillor here


Colleen Bradley-MacArthurCouncillor At Large(781) 330-0523
Kathleen B. McMenimenCouncil PresidentCouncillor At Large(781) 894-1247
Carlos A. VidalCouncillor At Large(781) 899-2282
Patrick O'BrienCouncillor At Large(781) 891-5239
Randall J. LeBlancCouncillor At Large(781) 373-2465
Thomas M. StanleyCouncillor At Large (617) 529-4279

Ward Councillors

Anthony LaFauciWard One(781) 609-2777
Caren DunnWard Two(781) 290-9431
George A. Darcy IIIWard Three(781) 266-8888
John J. McLaughlinCouncil Vice PresidentWard Four(781) 891-6486
Joseph P. LaCavaWard Five       (781) 736-7836
Sean DurkeeWard Six(781) 974-4971
Paul S. KatzWard Seven(781) 606-7579
Cathyann HarrisWard Eight(781) 697-4560
Jonathan PazWard Nine(617) 410-6218


Licenses & FranchisesCarlos Vidal
Economic & Community Development

Anthony LaFauci

FinanceJoseph LaCava
Public Works & Public SafetyRandall LeBlanc
Ordinances & RulesCathyann Harris
Long Term Debt & Capital PlanningPatrick O'Brien
Veterans ServicesSean Durkee
Committee of the WholeVice President, John J. McLaughlin

2023 Special Committees

City Master Plan CommitteeRandall J LeBlanc
Kevin M. Ritcey Award Committee 
Cable Access Committee 
Ambulance Review Committee