The Prescott City Council is the city’s legislative body. These seven people oversee the operations of city government and set policy by approving programs, appropriating funds, enacting laws and appointing the City Manager and other officers such as the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Judge. Prescott's Mayor and City Council are elected at large. The Mayor serves a two-year term and Council members serve overlapping four-year terms.
City Council activities include responding to your questions, concerns and comments; preparing for Council and committee meetings; and attending civic dedications and fundraisers. City Council members also are called to chair or serve on various citizen committees; represent the city on boards or committees of county, state or intergovernmental associations; and speak to community service organizations, neighborhood associations and the Chamber of Commerce.
The City Manager’s office assists the Mayor and Council, tracks state and federal legislation pertinent to local issues, manages budget policy and prepares budgets for the City Council, meets with citizen groups, and provides information to citizens, among many other things.
The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to maintain integrity in the governing process by processing, maintaining and preserving the official records of the City of Prescott; overseeing all municipal elections in an efficient and effective manner, and in accordance with State Statutes; and providing courteous and responsive customer service to internal and external customers.