Powder Springs operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The mayor is elected at large for a four-year term. Three city council members are elected to four-year terms from each of the City’s three wards and two are elected at large. The mayor and city council provide leadership in setting and achieving policy and community goals; determine the tax rate; establish the budget and hire the city manager and city clerk. The mayor and council are committed to the provision of efficient and equitable services essential to the quality of life in Powder Springs. They welcome your views on matters of City policy and other issues of concern to you and your neighborhood. The day-to-day operations of city government are handled by a professional staff headed by the City Manager. The City Manager recommends candidates for department head positions; hires and supervises all staff below the department head level; recommends the annual budget; and implements, through staff, the policy adopted by the governing body.
The Council meets on the first and third Monday of the month for its Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs, GA 30127. During the months of July through September, the council meets the third Monday of the month.