Form of Government

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The City of Richmond operates under the commission-manager form of government, per the city charter. The commission-manager form is a system of local government that combines the political leadership of elected officials in the form of a commission or other governing body with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The City of Richmond Commission consists of a Mayor and four at-large Commission positions. All of these elected positions are volunteer. For more information on the City of Richmond Commission, click here. The City of Richmond City Manager’s Office administers the programs and policies of the City Commission. The manager and staff provide professional assistance to the City Commission including information and recommendations. For more information on the City Manager’s Office, click here 

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