Four spots including mayor will open up on the Cape Girardeau City Council during the next general election in April 2018.


Ward 1 and Ward 6 councilmen Joseph Uzoaru and Danny Essner will not seek re-election next year.  


Meanwhile, Ward 2 councilwoman Shelly Moore has announced she will run again. Current Ward 5 councilman Bob Fox has voiced his interest in running for mayor, since Mayor Harry Rediger is term-limited.

Cape Girardeau mayor Harry Rediger is in Memphis today for a Mississippi River community economic summit.

The conference is sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority and the Mississippi River Towns and Cities Initiative. Mayor Rediger joined the initiative earlier this year. It’s a group of 59 river mayors that focuses on controlling drought and flood on the river and developing infrastructure.