The City is represented by 5 City Commissioners who are elected to serve a 4-year term. Commission Members may only serve for 2 consecutive terms. A Commission Member who has served 2 consecutive terms may not run for election for a 2 year period.
The mayoral post rotates each year among the Commission Members with a new Mayor and Vice Mayor assuming office.
The City Commission represents the City and its citizens at large, determines City policy, approves contracts and agreements, establishes guidelines for and approves the expenditure of funds, and adopts or modifies City ordinances.