MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
Council/Manager Form of Government
The City of West Jordan operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Under this form, the elected City Council Members are responsible for setting policy, passing ordinances, and providing direction and fiscal oversight. The City Manager is responsible for implementing council policy and overseeing the city’s day-to-day operations.
The City Council is comprised of the mayor and six council members. The mayor is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. Of the six council members, four are elected by district and two at-large. The council members serve four-year terms.
The City Council is tasked with providing policy and direction upon which all city actions, programs, and priorities are based. The City Council relies on the input of the city manager and city staff, as well as recommendations from various boards, commissions and committees. The City Council also participates in local and regional organizations and seeks to influence State and Federal legislation to better address the concerns of our community.