City or Town Mayor
Roles and responsibilities of the Mayor
The Mayor’s purpose in a city or town is similar to a Governor’s purpose in a state. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of a city and often acts in a ceremonial role for the city and as the city or town’s spokesperson. The Mayor manages the city’s administration and operations, although in some cases the appointed City Manager handles day-to-day operations and staff. The Mayor runs City Council meetings, working with the Council to establish policy. Typically, a Mayor does not have the power to veto ordinances passed by the Council, Unless stated otherwise on a city’s charter. The Mayor does have the power to declare a state of emergency. The term is for four years.