Responsibilities & Qualifications

Responsibilities of the Mayor

The responsibilities of the Mayor include:

A Mayor Pro Tem is appointed by a vote of the majority of Council to perform the responsibilities of the Mayor if the Mayor is absent or is unable to perform his/her responsibilities.

Responsibilities of the City Council

The responsibilities of the City Council include:

  • Adopting ordinances and resolutions for the City
  • Approving City contracts
  • Appointing members to the City's boards, commissions, and ad hoc committees
  • Approving the budget for the City
  • Establishing City policies
  • Representing the citizens of Sheridan


The Mayor and council members:

  • Must be citizens of the United States
  • Must be registered voters of the City
  • Must have resided in their respective wards (or in the City in the case of the mayor) for at least twelve consecutive months preceding the election
  • Must not be employees of the City
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or abuse of public office

For More Information

For more information, please contact the City Council at (303) 762-2200.