Kennett is governed by a city council, with 10 elected city council members making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations and having supervisory authority.  The mayor acts as the presiding officer.

     Mayor Of Kennett
         Bob Hancock


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Ward 1
Kent Freeman
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Ward 1
James Waynick
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Ward 2
Nick Weatherwax
Ward 2
Kay Collier.'''
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Ward 3
Kenny Wilson
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Ward 3
Walter Dearing
Ward 4
Steve Panousis
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Ward 5
Bill Palmer

City Council meetings are held on the first and the third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings are held at the Kennett City Hall located at 200 Cedar Street, and begin at 6:30pm.