The council determines all municipal policies, adopts ordinances and resolutions and approves the budget for carrying out city operations.
The mayor is the member of the council who is elected for a two year term. He is a leader in the development of council policies and serves as chairman of the council during the meetings. He also represents the city in ceremonial functions.
The mayor and the council appoint interested citizens to serve on numerous city advisory boards and commissions. They welcome requests from those interested in serving