The City of Shawano is represented by legal Attorney Katherine Sloma.
The Common Council is made up of "Alderpersons" and the Mayor. A Common Council serves as the legislative arm of the city government. They decide policy matters, enact ordinances, resolutions and motions and approve the annual budget. The council also appoints or confirms the appointment of certain city officers. The Council may conduct business only when a quorum is present. Two-thirds of all the members of the council constitute a quorum.
The City of Shawano is governed by a Mayor and City Council who are elected by the people of the City. The Mayor and City Council acting together are the Governing Body. All Governing Body members serve two-year terms. The Governing Body, being the elected representatives of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.