Mayor and Town CouncilDev Admin2019-07-09T18:04:22-04:00
Mayor and Town Council
The Town of Bladensburg has a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and Town Council is the legislative body responsible for determining policies; ratifying and passing legislative ordinances; approving and adopting the annual budget; establishing the tax rate; undertaking public improvements; enacting local laws necessary for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare of the community; and for developing the goals and vision for the Town.
The Town is divided into Ward I and Ward II, with two (2) representatives from each Ward, while the Mayor is elected at-large by the residents of the Town.
Day-to-day operations of the Town’s various departments and implementation of policies established by the Mayor and Council are the responsibility of the Town Administrator, a professional administrator appointed by the Mayor and Town Council.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Town Council is the governing body of the Town of Bladensburg with direct responsibility for the formulation of Town Policy. General responsibilities of the Town Council include:
Hearing views of the public on matters concerning Town operations
Defining the Policy and Goals of the town
Improving programs and organizations for achieving Town goals
Deciding financial matters of the Town and the setting of a tax rate
Communicating the Town’s goals and concerns to other legislative bodies