A mayor is the leader of a city or town. A mayor is elected by a town’s voters. Keep reading to learn more about a mayor’s job.
Mayors manage workers.PRAMOTE POLYAMATE—GETTY IMAGES
Mayors help run city departments . These include the police and sanitation departments.
Mayors make rules.GAJUS—ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES PLUS
Cities have laws, or rules. Mayors help decide which laws are right for their community.
Mayors solve problems.ROSSHELEN/ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES PLUS
Do you see a problem in your community? Maybe a park has broken equipment. Tell your mayor. He or she might be able to help.
Mayors work with other leaders.KLAUS VEDFELT—ISTOCKPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES
Many cities or towns have a council. A council is a group that works with the mayor. Together, they help the town run smoothly.