The Mayor serves a four-year term, and is responsible for overseeing departments and executing policies.
- Assuring that all City services are delivered to the citizens of Alma in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner and in compliance with City Council policy
- Overseeing long-range planning and improvement of departmental management and service delivery
- Serving as a catalyst for developing community-wide goals and mobilizing the resources to attain them
- Serving as the primary outreach arm of the City government to other cities and other government entities
About Our City Government
Alma is governed by a mayor/council form of government. The mayor, city council, city clerk and city attorney are elected representatives of the citizens of Alma and act together as the governing body.
The Mayor is responsible for overseeing city departments and executing city policies. This includes assuring that all city services are delivered to the citizens in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner. The Mayor serves as the primary outreach arm of the city government to other cities and government entities. The Mayor serves a four-year term.
The City Council enacts ordinances and resolutions concerning municipal affairs that are consistent with state law in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the public. The City Council has control of the city finances and all real and personal property belonging to the city. City Council members serve two-year terms and must live within the ward they represent.
The City Clerk is a record-keeping officer of the city who maintains custody of city laws and ordinances. The City Clerk also maintains and authenticates other city documents, as prescribed by state law. The City Clerk serves a four-year term.
The City Attorney provides legal counsel to the mayor, city council and city departments. The City Attorney also prosecutes the criminal violation of city ordinances and state misdemeanor statutes. The City Attorney serves a four-year term.