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The Town of Berthoud is a Mayor-Council form of government.  Here are a few characteristics of this type of government in Colorado.

 • The Mayor is the ceremonial head of government and presides over Council or Board of Trustee meetings.

• The Council or Board of Trustees sets policy.

• Depending on local charter, applicable statute, or local practice, broad or limited administrative authority is vested with the Mayor or members of the Council or Board of Trustees or with an administrator or designated department heads appointed by the Mayor or Council or Board of Trustees.

In Berthoud, the Mayor is an elected position with a term of four years. There are six Trustees that make up the Board of Trustees with the Mayor acting as the chair person in public meetings. A Mayor Pro-Tem is selected from among the Trustees to act on the Mayor’s behalf in his or her absence.