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The Mayor is the elected Chief Executive Officer for the City of Fayetteville and is the presiding officer for the City Council. As Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor has a statutory duty to oversee the enforcement of City policies, ordinances, administrative rules, and State laws, as well as direct City offices and employees to discharge their duties.
The Mayor operates within State statutes and City Ordinances to provide community leadership. The Mayor accomplishes this task by providing and maintaining an open door forum for residents, business interests, and other interested parties to discuss City policy, concerns, and requests.
The Mayor is responsible for submitting an annual budget to City Council appropriating funds for government operations. The Mayor administers the annual work program approved by City Council through seven departments: General Government, Finance and Internal Services, Operations, Water and Wastewater, Community Planning and Engineering Services, Police, and Fire.
The Office of the Mayor must create a balance of City services, recognizing the changing needs of the community and the desires of the citizens while maintaining financial stability. The Mayor is elected during the presidential election for a four year term and can serve an unlimited number of terms.