The City of Roanoke Rapids uses a council-manager form of government. Under this form of government, the City Council, which is elected by the people, is the final authority on policy matters relating to the City. The City Council employs a City Manager to handle the day-to-day management and operations of the City. Click here to see the chart of the City organization.
The Mayor and City Council are the governing body of the City. The Mayor acts as the official head of the government and spokesperson for the Council. The Mayor presides at all City Council meetings and signs all documents authorized by the Council. The Mayor Pro Tem is selected by each newly elected Council. This person assumes mayoral duties in the absence of the Mayor.
The Mayor and City Council are responsible for establishing general policies for the operation of the City as well as appointing the City Manager, City Attorney and members of the volunteer boards and committees. The City Council enacts ordinances, resolutions and orders; adopts the annual budget; approves the financing of all City operations; and authorizes contracts on behalf of the City.
The City Council is composed of five members, two to be elected by and from the qualified voters of District 1, two to be elected by and from the qualified voters of District 2, and one to be elected by and from the qualified voters of District 3, for staggered terms of four years or until their successor are elected and qualified. The Mayor is elected by all the qualified voters of the City (At-Large) for a term of four years or until his or her successor is elected and qualified. Click here to see Voting District Map.
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