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The State of Colorado’s Constitution allows for several structures for municipal governments. The City of Longmont operates under a “Council-Manager” form of government that provides the political leadership of a City Council with the administrative oversight of a City Manager. There is a seven-person City Council including a Mayor. The Mayor serves a two-year term and the City Council members each serve four-year terms.
The City Council appoints both the City Manager and the City Attorney. All other City staff are hired through a competitive hiring process. The City Manager provides day-to-day administrative management and oversight. The City Attorney serves as general counsel to the City Council and city departments and divisions. Each department is headed by a director that oversees various divisions.
The City's government consists of six departments and four administrative offices:
- Community Services
- Longmont Power & Communications
- Planning and Development Services
- Public Works and Natural Resources
- Public Safety (Fire and Police)
- Shared Services
The main administration of the City government is housed in the Civic Center Plaza, located at 350 Kimbark St. Other municipal offices include:
- Public Works Operations
- Youth Center
- Senior Center
- Longmont Recreation Center
- Roosevelt Memorial Building
- Utility Service Center
- Development Services Center.