The Mayor is considered the Chief Executive Officer of the Municipality he represents. To become Mayor of a municipality a person must be a resident and qualified elector of the city or town in which he seeks office. To be a qualified elector, you must be 18 years of age and have resided within the municipality for at least 90 days prior to the general municipal election.
The Mayor is elected by the residents from the municipality to which he is seeking office. To be elected by the residents, demonstrates the confidence of the electors. The office carries with it a trust, respect and prestige which gives the Mayor considerable influence over public opinion.
The working relationship between the Mayor and the City Council usually determines the success of a Mayor. The Mayor and City Council members must recognize the fact that each is dedicated, for the next four years, to a common goal - providing the city or town with the best possible municipal government.