Fort Worth has a council-manager government. Under the form, an elected governing body, usually called a city council will have elections held every two years for a mayor, elected at large, and eight council members, elected by district.
The mayor is a voting member of the council and represents the city on ceremonial occasions. The council has the power to adopt municipal ordinances and resolutions, make proclamations, set the city tax rate, approve the city budget, and appoint the city secretary, city attorney, city auditor, municipal court judges, and members of city boards and commissions.
The day-to-day operations of city government are overseen by the city manager, who is also appointed by the council.
Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth on June 18, 2011.
Councilmember Carlos Flores was elected to represent District 2 residents in a run-off election on May 10, 2017. He is a third-generation Fort Worth native with deep roots in the community.
Cary Moon was elected to City Council in May 2015 to represent District 4, which includes neighborhoods from inside Loop 820 to the far north.
First elected to the City Council in June 2005, Jungus Jordan represents District 6 in the far south and southwest portions of Fort Worth.
Kelly Allen Gray has served as the Councilmember for Council District 8 in Fort Worth since 2012. Community Service is nothing new to Allen Gray.
Elected in June 2014, District 9 representative Ann Zadeh joined the Fort Worth City Council ranks already a seasoned veteran at navigating the important decisions city leaders must make.