The City of Oakdale is governed by a Mayor and four City Council members. Each serves "at large" rather than by assigned districts or areas. Each elected term runs four years and begins in January following the election. Monthly salary for Mayor is $700 and $585 for City Council Member.
Persons interested in running for office need to meet the following criteria:
Be at least 21 years of age
Maintained residency in Oakdale for at least 30 days prior to the General Election
Have not filed for any other office for that year's elections
Apply in person at Oakdale City Hall (1584 Hadley) during regular office hours during the established filing period. Filing fee is $5.