Mayor & Council


Council members are elected for 3-year terms in November and are sworn in during a special meeting the second week of January.

Donna Cook, mayor

Donna Cook

 Scott Margrave, Ward 1


Donna Cook was elected as mayor in the November 2021 election after serving as the Ward 2 council representative for two years. She is a lifelong Louisburg resident and currently owns Rabbit Creek Tasteful Gourmet in Louisburg. She enjoys gardening and creating metal and wooden yard art for her yard. Ms. Cook also volunteers her time for the many organizations she belongs to both locally and nationally. She loves spending time with her family and friends.

Councilmember Scott Margrave was appointed to fill the vacated Ward 1 seat at a March 2021 council meeting. The seat will be up for election in 2022. He was born and raised in KCK the youngest of five children. He is a field service engineer for a major corporation He and his wife Cindy moved to Louisburg shortly after they married 24 years ago and they have one son Julian. Mr. Margrave is active in his local church. His hobbies include watching Julian play basketball and fishing. He is the council liaison to the Fox Hall/Cemetery board.

 Ward 1 Map

Tiffany Ellison, Ward 2

Tiffany Ellison

Clint Ernst, Ward 3

Clint Ernst

Tiffany Ellison was appointed to fill the Ward 2 council seat at the Feb. 7, 2022, council meeting that was vacated when former councilmember Donna Cook became mayor. Tiffany and her husband Travis, along with their four children, have enjoyed living in Louisburg for 5 years. She and her family enjoy outdoor adventures, cross-country road trips, and playing cards with family and friends. Tiffany holds a B.S. in Health and Human Performance, and more than 20 years of experience in health education, coaching, and behavioral health services.  She brings experience as a business owner, educator, and mother to her role as councilwoman. Tiffany also has experience leading parent education classes and volunteering at the Louisburg Library, and has served as an LRC Board member. She is glad to have been chosen to serve this community as a city council representative. Councilmember Ellison is the liaison to the Louisburg Recreation Commission, Public Works/Streets and Finance. The seat will be up for election in November 2022.

Ward 2 Map

Councilmember Clint Ernst was elected in the November 2021 election and assumed his seat in January 2022. He is the Council liaison to Public Safety and the Historical Preservation Commission. Mr. Ernst and his family are happy to have called Louisburg home since 2010. Mr. Ernst is a U.S. Navy veteran and currently employed as a director, defense sales for a data science company in Arlington, Va. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and working in the yard. 

Ward 3 Map

TJ Williams, Ward 4

TJ Williams

Steve Town, At-Large


Councilman TJ Williams was appointed to fill the Ward 4 vacancy in November 2021 with the term up in November 2023. Mr. Williams was a commodities trader specializing in domestic and international movement of crops and fuel products for 21 years. In his retirement, he enjoys spending time with family and running his cattle ranching operation. He is the council liaison to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Public Improvements.

Ward 4 Map

Councilman Steve Town was re-elected in November 2020. The term ends in 2023. He serves as the Council liaison to Public Safety, Historic Preservation Commission, Park & Tree Board and the Marais Des Cygnes Public Utility Authority. Mr. Town is an active volunteer within the local Fire Department and school. He is a retired engineering technician.