The mayor and City Council are the legislative and policy-making body for the city of New Hope. The mayor presides over Council meetings and represents the city at public events and in intergovernmental relationships. In all other ways, the mayor and council members have the same authority and responsibilities. The mayor and four council members all serve the community at large and are elected for four years in alternating terms.
The mayor and City Council are elected to make decisions on behalf of New Hope residents. They adopt and oversee New Hope’s annual budget, set the annual property tax levy, and identify other funding sources to fund city operations. The Council also focuses on the community’s goals, major projects, and long-term goals including land-use, redevelopment, capital improvements including equipment and infrastructure, and strategic planning.
The City Council strives to engage and involve residents in the decision making process through effective communication, input at meetings, public hearings, neighborhood meetings, advisory commissions, and participation in civic and business organizations and community groups.
To read a short bio for each member of the City Council visit the Council Member Bios page.