Mayor Greer took office on January 1, 2016. The mayor is elected for a 4 year term and is not subject to term limits. A person is eligible to serve as mayor if he or she has resided in the city for one year prior to the election.
The government of a city is divided between the mayor and the city council. The mayor exercises the executive authority of the city and is primarily concerned with its overall and day-to-day operations.
Duties of the mayor include enforcing the ordinances of the city and the statues of the state, providing information and recommendations to the city council, supervising and filling vacancies of city offices, ensuring efficient government of the city, signing all bonds, deeds and contracts for the city and the authority to approve or veto ordinances, orders and resolutions.
Mayors are also empowered to appoint heads of executive departments and board members, conduct monthly meetings of department heads, adopt rules and regulations for individual departments and conduct marriage ceremonies.