Mayor–council government

form of local government with a voter-elected executive mayor and a separately voter-elected legislative council

The Mayor-Council government system, sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system, is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States.

Strong-mayor form


Strong-mayor is a form of mayor-council government. It is made up of an executive branch and a legislative branch. Both branches are elected by the people. The executive brance is usually a city mayor. The legislature is usually a city council.[1]


  1. Kathy Hayes, Semoon Chang (July 1990). "The Relative Efficiency of City Manager and Mayor-Council Forms of Government". Southern Economic Journal. 57 (1): 167–177. doi:10.2307/1060487. JSTOR 1060487.