We are celebrating Local Government Awareness Week from May 17-23, 2021. This annual initiative is aimed at building public awareness of local government roles and encouraging participation in local government processes. Visit our website or Facebook page daily to learn a bit more about your local government and how we conduct business.
“What does the Mayor do?”
The mayor’s responsibilities are primarily to preside at council meetings and to act as head of the municipality for ceremonial purposes and for purposes of military law. The mayor votes as a council member and does not have any veto power. The Mayor provides leadership to council including by recommending bylaws, resolutions and other measures that may assist in the peace, order and good governance of the municipality.The term for our Mayor is 4 years, this is Mayor Blackwell’s first term as Mayor after serving as Council member for two terms.
Tomorrow’s topic: “How can citizen’s participate in local government?”