Get Involved

I Want to Voice My Opinion

We value input from the whole community. Your participation is important to the success of our vibrant city. Here are ways you can share your feedback:

  • Provide public comment
  • Submit comments in writing
  • Contact your City Council Member
  • Call or email a City Department
  • Complete occasional surveys
  • Attend occasional special meetings

Our public engagement page is where will be posting occasional surveys or opportunities/events for your input and involvement. We will share them on our Fredericksburg Newsflash, on Facebook, and Instagram. Read more here.. 

Public Participation and Engagement

As a resident of the City of Fredericksburg, you are encouraged to voice your opinions and desires as well as become actively involved in the city's legislative process through City Council, commission, and committee meetings. The City of Fredericksburg provides all its residents with the opportunity to help maintain their best quality of living here in our community.   Learn more about active engagement projects and find ways to participate. 

Government Structure

The City of Fredericksburg operates under the council-manager form of government adopted in 1912. The seven-member legislative body known as the City Council is composed of a mayor and six council members. The mayor and two council members are elected at-large and the remaining four council members are each elected to represent one of four wards (PDF). Council members and the mayor serve four-year, staggered terms with elections held every two years in May. Read more about our government here.

Commissions & Committees

Many recommendations and decisions are formed through our Boards and Commissions. If you are interested in becoming more active in the government of your city, you might consider a position on a board or commission. Citizens are appointed by the Fredericksburg City Council to serve a limited number of two- to five-year terms. For specific board and commission information regarding purposes, duties, and appointment opportunities; contact the Clerk of Council.

The City of Fredericksburg does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to its programs, services, or activities. (EOE)

City Departments

The City of Fredericksburg’s many departments provide a range of services for city residents, businesses and visitors. See our department listings to reach our city staff directly.

Citizen Resources