Are you thinking about running for city office? Serving as an effective city leader requires dedication, knowledge, and a time commitment. You will be involved in several issues which can have a lasting impact on Elk River's future. Becoming a city leader can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. An understanding of your role on the City Council - as a member of a team - is critical to your success. Listed below are numerous resources you can use as you make the decision to run for office.