Government

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Mayor


The Mayor oversees the day to day operations of the City.

City Council


The City of Athens has a municipal government comprised of an elected Mayor and 5 members of a City Council.

The City Council votes on budgets, ordinances and contacts. By state law the City Council must also appoint the Police Chief, Fire Chief and City Clerk. The City Council also makes appointments to the Athens School Board, Council on Aging, and Athens Limestone Hospital.