Form of Government

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Grand Island has a Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council, as the governing body, adopts ordinances and determines policy which directs City government. The ten member City Council is composed of two representatives from each of the five voting wards. A City Council President is elected by the Council each year. The Mayor is the presiding officer at Council meetings. Meetings are called to order by the Mayor, and conducted in an orderly, parliamentary manner.

A City Administrator reports to the Mayor and City Council, and is responsible for carrying out established policies and providing for the efficient administration of City activities. City staff provide information to assist in the Council deliberations. City staff is available to answer questions regarding agenda items.