The City Council is comprised of the Mayor, who is elected to serve as the official head of the City and to preside over all Council meetings, and six Councilmembers. All seven are collectively referred to as the "Council." Each Council official is elected "at large" by the public to represent all Marshall residents.

City Council makes laws, budgets City money, and can investigate City agencies and employees and generally serves as the legislative division of the municipal government. The members of the City Council shall be elected and serve for a four year term, and shall serve until their successor is elected and qualified.

The City Council meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Marshall Middle School.