Under the Mayor-Council-Manager form of government, the citizens elect a Mayor at-large from the community. Local elections are held in November, but the mayoral election only occurs in odd years and the Mayor serves a two-year term. The Mayor presides at all City Council meetings and has a tie-breaking vote when the members present are equally divided. The Mayor also has the power to approve or veto any ordinance, subject to an override of the Council.
The Mayor is also responsible for:
- signing official documents on behalf of the City;
- signing the commissions and appointments of all elected and appointed officials;
- representing the City at ceremonies and meetings;
- making recommendations to the City Council.