Your Government

City Council - City Administrator Form of Government


Liberty operates under a Mayor-City Council-Administrator form of government. The mayor is elected at large for a 2-year term and city council members are elected to 4-year terms from each of the City’s 4 wards.

The mayor and city council provide leadership in setting and achieving policy and community goals; determine the tax rate; establish the budget and hire the City Administrator and department heads.

The mayor and council are committed to the provision of efficient and equitable services essential to the quality of life we enjoy in Liberty. They welcome your views on matters of City policy and other issues of concern to you and your neighborhood.

The day-to-day operations of city government are handled by a professional staff headed by the City Administrator. The City Administrator recommends candidates for department head positions; hires and supervises all staff below the department head level; recommends the annual budget; and implements, through staff, the policy adopted by the governing body.