Future mayors of Fort Madison could have more authority and input on city matters.
The city currently functions with a part-time mayor, a full-time city manager and seven city council members.
Two of the seven city council members are selected at large while the remaining five each represent one of Fort Madison’s five wards.
City Manager Byron Smith says the panel is exploring several potential changes to that current structure.
He says the discussions are based on one of the goals established during a goal-setting workshop held earlier this year.