The Structure Wickenburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government, under which the Town Council functions as the legislature and the Town Manager, as chief appointed official, administers Council policies. The Town Council is ultimately responsible for the Town, but because Council members serve part-time, responsibility for day-to-day operations is delegated to the Town Manager and his staff. The Council-Manager form of government is the most widely used system in the nation, among cities and towns of more than 2,000 population. It has proven its value both locally and nationally in terms of citizen participation and operating efficiency.
Wickenburg voters choose 6 Council members in biennial (even year) nonpartisan elections. Council members serve for 4 years, with terms staggered so that 3 are elected in 1 election and 3 the following even-year election. Since 1996, the Mayor is directly elected and serves a 4 year term. Council, as the Town legislative body, adopts ordinances and resolutions, establishes policies, adopts the annual budget, approves appropriations, and sets the Town's tax rate. In addition to appointing the Town Manager, the council also appoints the Judge, Attorney and Engineer.
Town Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at town hall.
You can reach the Mayor and Council members at Wickenburg Town Hall. The address is:
Wickenburg Town Hall
155 N. Tegner St, Suite A
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
The telephone number is 928-684-5451 or you can also email us information.