Residents are served by five non-partisan elected officials. The Mayor and Commissioners serve for three-year overlapping terms. These elected officials appoint the Town Manager who is tasked with overseeing all administrative duties and the daily business operations of the Town.
Responsibilities & Purpose
The Town of Oakland, pursuant to its Charter, follows a Commission-Manager form of government.
The Commission legislatively establishes policies in the form of ordinances, resolutions or motions, which determine the laws, proceedings, budget and service levels for the Town.
The Commission also appoints members to a number of boards and committees which provide assistance. Most meet once a month and only require a few hours of a volunteer’s time.