Common Council

The Lockport Common Council is the primary legislative body for the city. Actions and activities are brought before the council after being first considered within one of the body’s committees, each tasked with specific aspects of city operations.

City residents and businesses are represented by their elected ward alderman, with all issues brought to the council weighed for their value in regard to the greater city as a whole. 

The council meets twice each month at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Lockport City Hall, and work sessions are held weekly at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Common Councilors

Common Council President
Mark S. Devine

1st Ward
Joseph P. Oates

2nd Ward

Luke D. Kantor

3rd Ward
Mark S. Devine

4th Ward

Kelly Van De Mark

5th Ward
Richard E. Abbott

Alderman at Large
Ellen M. Schratz


Common Council Committees

Alderman Oates, Chairman

Alderman Vandemark, Chairman

Water & Sewer
Alderman Devine, Chairman


Aldermen Kantor, Chairwoman

Highways & Parks
Alderman Oates, Chairman

Public Health & Safety
Alderman Devine, Chairman

Washington Hunt

Mayor Roman, Chairman

Common Council Live Stream

Watch our City Hall meetings live aired by LCTV.

Live Stream from Government Access