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The Council – Manager form of government is the most common form of government in municipalities in the United States. According to surveys by the International City / County Management Association (ICMA), this form of government has grown from 48% usage in 1996 to 55% usage in 2006.

Characteristics include:

• City Council or Board oversees the general administration, makes policy, sets budget
• City Council or Board appoints a professional city manager to carry out day-to-day administrative operations
• The Mayor can be elected or chosen from among elected Council Members or Board 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.