Town Government

The Town of Granite Falls operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Town of Granite Falls is governed by an elected Mayor and six Town Council members. All seven elected officials serve staggered four year terms.
The Mayor presides at all meetings, calls for special meetings, votes to break ties on Council matters, and exercises other powers conferred by the Council. The Town Council organizes local government, promotes orderly and efficient administration of Town affairs, confers powers and duties upon the Mayor and others, and appoints the Town Manager. The Town Manager directs and supervises day to day operations, appoints, suspends, or removes all Town employees, ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, prepares and submits the annual Town budget, reports on the Town's finances and activities, and performs other duties authorized by the Town Council.
In addition to Town employees, Town government includes volunteer boards and committees which give Town residents the opportunity to be directly involved in local governance in their respective areas of interest. Town volunteer boards and committees include the ABC Board, Board of Adjustment, History Committee, Planning Board, and Recreation Advisory Board.