The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, who is elected at large, and six Council Members, one elected from each district. Council members do not have day-to-day administrative duties, but rather focus on big picture issues as the elected policymakers for the city. Council members also take feedback from the community, approve the budget and tax rate, adopt ordinances and resolutions, and establish goals and provide direction. The City Council is also responsible to supervise, monitor, and evaluate the performance of the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Judge. Council members are elected to three-year terms with a limit of three full terms.
Kasha Williams, District 3
Elected: May 2011, May 2014
Current Term Expires: May 2017
Kasha Williams, a native of Longview, graduated from Longview High School, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Prairie View A&M University. Kasha is employed in medical device sales. She has been an active volunteer and board member for an array of community organizations including: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Longview Rotary, Keep Longview Beautiful, Longview Community Ministries, Top Ladies of Distinction, NAACP, Longview Museum of Fine Arts and numerous others. Her regional affiliations include: VP of Region 15 of the Texas Municipal League, East Tex Connects and TEMPO.
Council Liaison Responsibilities:
Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
East Texas Council of Governments
Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee