The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the overall management of the city. He directs and coordinates the activities of all city departments, boards, and commissions; enforces the provisions of the City Charter, local laws, and ordinances; and executes contracts and other legal agreements on behalf of the city. The Mayor’s Office oversees city economic development initiatives and programs. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the Common Council and implements policies approved by that body, including administration of the budget and appointment of key staff. The mayor serves four-year terms.