Local Government

Local voters in 1966 adopted a City charter that established a Council/Manager form of government for the City of Miamisburg. Under this form, City Council holds legislative authority and establishes the policies that govern the City. Council appoints a city manager to carry out those policies and oversee the day-to-day operation of the City.

Miamisburg City Council consists of seven elected members who serve staggered four-year terms. Three of these members are elected at-large, while four are elected as representatives of the City's four wards. The mayor is elected separately from Council and serves as ceremonial head of government. The mayor presides over Council meetings, but does not vote on legislative matters, except in the event of a tie.

In addition to the city manager, Council also is responsible for appointing the clerk of council, the law director and the prosecutor. The city manager is responsible for all other staffing.