City Council


Council Meetings Contact Information
The City Council meetings are on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Correspondence addressed to the Marceline City Council, either individually, or as a whole, must be viewed by the entire Council in accordance with the law.  Correspondence may be sent to or to the postal address listed below:


Marceline City Council

116 N. Main Street USA

Marceline, MO  64658


Councilwoman Sallie Buck (Mayor)

Councilwoman Sallie Buck was raised on a farm south of Rothvillle, MO.  She graduated Northwestern High School and from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) with a degree in Business Administration.  Since 1983, Sallie has been a resident of Marceline, and has been employed with Walsworth Publishing Company for 44 years and active in several civic organizations.  Most of her family lives in nearby Linn and Chariton Counties. 


Councilwoman Shelly Milford (Mayor Pro Tem)

Councilwoman Shelly Milford has resided in Marceline since 1997. She graduated from Linn County R-1, earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Truman State University and an MBA from Williams Woods University. For the last 35 years she has been employed by Walsworth. During her tenure she was in Purchasing for 25 years as a Buyer and then Purchasing Manager. She accepted the position of Manufacturing Information Systems Supervisor in 2012 with oversite of the application for Walsworth locations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Shelly has served on the U.S. Monarch (MIS Application) User Group Board of Directors since 2020 currently serving as President. She is active in civic organizations in Marceline and Linn County.


Councilman Josh Shoemaker

Councilman Josh Shoemaker is a lifelong Marceline resident and a member of the graduating class of 2001. His wife, Megan, is a 5th grade teacher at Disney Elementary and their three children Hudson (12), Carson (9), and Emerson (7), all are active members of the community.  Shoemaker has spent 17 years in education splitting his time between teaching at Marceline R-V and currently serving as District Superintendent at Keytesville R-III.  Having previously been on the Council and served as Mayor in the past, Shoemaker continues the opportunity to serve the Marceline community.


Councilman Gary Carlson

Councilman Gary Carlson is a 1969 graduate of Marceline High School. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters Degree in Administrative Science from the University of Alabama-Huntsville.  Gary worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglas for 25 years at locations in Alabama, Texas, New York, South Carolina, and Georgia holding various engineering & management positions. In 2001, Gary returned home to Marceline accepting the job of Production Director at Moore Fans from which he retired in 2020.  He has been active in the community serving on boards for the North Central Regional Airport, Family Health Center, Community Chest and Marceline Planning & Zoning.  He is a member and a past president of the Rotary Club.  He is a member of the United Methodist Church & is married to Margaret Epperson, retired Licensed Social Worker.


Councilman Brian Baker

Councilman Brian Baker has lived in Marceline since 2012 and has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church since September of that year after serving five years at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Bucklin and a year teaching at Hannibal Middle School.  He is a native of Hannibal and studied at Truman State University in Kirksville, receiving a B.A. in History (2005) and an M.A.E. in Secondary Social Studies Education (2008).  Baker also continued studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and received an M.Div. in 2018.  Baker has been active in the Marceline community in that time as President of Marceline Ministerial Alliance, Ministries in Linn County, and the Marceline Rotary Club, and has also served on the City of Marceline's Planning Commission and the Marceline-Bucklin Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board since 2015.  In addition, Brian has served as the accompanist for Marceline High School music programs since 2016 and volunteers in other capacities with a number of local schools and other organizations that benefit area youth.