The City of West Fargo operates under the Commission form of Municipal Government, four Commissioners and a Mayor are elected at large. The Mayor serves as President of the Board of City Commissioners. The President (Mayor) votes as a member of the board and does not have veto power. There are five portfolios designated to each member of the City Commission. Those portfolios include:
Administration and Finance
Police and Fire
Streets, Sewer and Water
Planning, Zoning and Engineering
Every two years, after each election, a reorganization meeting is scheduled to distribute the portfolios to each Commissioner. Typically, the President holds the Finance and Government portfolio and the remaining portfolios are assigned by the President to the four Commissioners. Each Commissioner is also assigned a secondary portfolio.
Agenda items for an upcoming Commission Meeting must be submitted by noon on the Thursday before the Monday of the meeting. If you have any additional questions about the form process, please contact the Commission Administrative Assistant at 701-433-5317.