What is the proper salutation when addressing a Mayor and multiple city council members in the same letter?
Do I write?
Honorable John Smith and Athens City Council Members
Mayor John Smith and Athens City Council Members.
Then as a salutation:
Dear Mayor Smith and Athens City Council Members?
I have to have the letter for signature in the morning, and it’s my first day on the job.
— Thank you, Tonyalee in Athens
It would be best to address a letter to actual officials rather than addressing one by name and the others by their office. I’d prefer you address it to the Mayor (by name) and find out the names of the members of the City Council so you could use them.
BUT trying to answer what you’ve asked with the info you provide …. Here’s a nice option
ENVELOPE and ADDRESS BLOCK on the letter
The Honorable John Smith, Mayor of Athens
and Members of the Athens City Council
Athens City Hall
301 College Avenue
Athens, State, ZIP
Note: For symmetry, Athens mentioned in both name/titles
Dear Mayor Smith and Members of the City Council:
Note: For symmetry, Athens mentioned in neither
— Robert Hickey www.formsofaddress.info