Mayor & Council

The City Council is composed of six members, the mayor and five council members. All positions are elected at large to serve a two year term. The mayor and council places four and five are elected on even number years, with council places one, two, and three elected on odd number years. The mayor and council provide leadership and direction establishing policies and goals for the community. The council sets the tax rate, approves and adopts the annual budget, and appoints the city manager.


The City Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall located at 310 Chestnut St. Van, TX 75790, all meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend the monthly meetings to stay informed about what is happening within the Van community.

  1. Tammy Huff

    Phone: (903) 963-7216

  2. Linzy Neal

    Council Member Place 1
    Phone: (903)963-7216

  3. Mark Heatwole

    Council Member Place 2
    Phone: (903)963-7216

  4. Charles Ryan

    Council Member Place 3
    Phone: (903)963-7216

  5. Melissa Rust

    Council Member Place 4
    Phone: (903)963-7216

  6. Ernie Burns

    Council Member Place 5 (Mayor Pro Tem)
    Phone: (903) 963-7216