Stanley has a Mayoral/Council form of government that meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 pm. Wards 1, 2, 3 as well as Wards 4-8 each have two representatives on the city council. Member of the current council are:
Norman Christianson, Mayor
Duane Booth and Jesse Frey – 1st Ward
James Schultze & Kent Barby – 2nd Ward
Jacob Huff & Lance Johnson – 3rd Ward
Jeremiah Taylor & Laurie Foster – 4th - 8th Wards
The Common Council is in contact with the Public Works Department, who provides for the upkeep and projects in the city parks, water treatment and wastewater plants, streets and infrastruction areas. Two Water treatment plants supply the city. Daily water demands by business, industry and residential customers are nearly one million gallons per day. A newly upgraded wastewater treatment plant is located on the southeast corner of the city, along Highway 29.
The City Police Department and Clerk-Treasurers Office is located at 353 South Broadway Street, Stanley WI. The Police Department can be reached for a non-emergency at (715) 644-5975. Our officers provide around the clock protective services.
A Volunteer Fire Department is housed in a modern building at 239 E 1st Ave. The city's ISO fire rating for insurance purposes is 5, which allows businesses and industries reduced rates on their property insurance Members of the Stanley Fire Department are First Responder trained also.