A Municipal Government

About Our Government

The City of Newark's council-manager, nonpartisan government operates under a home rule charter. A home rule charter provides self-governance in local matters that do not conflict with state or federal law.

The city manager, who is appointed by the mayor and council, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of city departments.

City Council Members & Schedule

Newark City Council is comprised of six council members and a mayor, each of whom has one vote. Six council members, elected from separate districts, serve staggered two-year terms. The mayor, elected at-large, serves a three-year term.

The city council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building's council chamber.


The City of Newark provides a wide range of well managed, cost-effective services including:
  • Building Inspection
  • Code Enforcement
  • Electric Distribution
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Police Protection
  • Recreation Programming
  • Refuse Collection
  • Snow Removal
  • Street Maintenance
  • Wastewater Collection
  • Water Production and Distribution