Ocean City Form of Government
The Town of Ocean City operates under a Council-Manager form of government. There are seven council members elected at large to staggered 4-year terms, and a Mayor elected at large every 2 years. On the Thursday following each election, the council elects their President who serves at their pleasure. The President of the Council presides over the meetings and sets the agendas. The Chief elected official is the Mayor, who represents the Town before all state and local agencies. The Mayor and City Council hire a professional manager to handle the daily operations of the town. The City Manager also serves as the chief financial officer. Ocean City’s elected officials receive minimal compensation for carrying out the responsibilities of public office and may maintain other full-time or part-time jobs.
Listed below are the Powers and Duties of the Mayor, City Council and City Manager as specified in the Town of Ocean City Charter. Additional information can be found by going to the Code of the Town of Ocean City found at this web site.
§ C-413. Powers and duties of Mayor.
§ C-413A. General powers and duties of Council.
§ C-1001. City Manager; powers and duties.