Our Form of Government
The Town of Smyrna operates under the Council-Manager form of government. This type of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials as members of our governing body, the Town Council, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In Smyrna’s government, Council Members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to the needs of its citizens. The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.