Get Involved

Public Attendance

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 high quality of living.

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.

Commissions & Committees

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)

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