Office of the Mayor

The Mayor serves as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Arab City Government, and is responsible for the implementation of all City Laws & Operations set forth by the Office of the Mayor and the City Council. The Mayor is held publicly accountable for the performance of all City services.

The Mayor appoints all city department heads, enforces all City of Arab ordinances and resolutions, and proposes the City’s annual operating budget.  The Mayor recommends actions to the City Council, presents proclamations and awards, and performs ribbon cuttings for new businesses

The Mayor approves the financing of all City of Arab operations, and negotiates and executes contracts on behalf of the City. The Office of Mayor is a part-time position.


Bob Joslin, Mayor
Arab City Hall
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016
Cell: (256) 506-6424
Office: (256) 586-8128
Fax: (256) 586-9711
Email Bob Joslin


Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Arab City Hall

740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

Monday - Friday

F: 256.586.9711

Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.