OFFICE OF THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT
SHARON WESTON BROOME

Mayor Broome 2018

The Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and parish.

Sharon Weston Broome was sworn in as the Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish on January 2, 2017. She is the first woman to be elected as the leader of the capital city of Louisiana. Since the campaign trail, her focus has been to unite the citizenry around the common goals of equality in education, economic development, justice, housing and other quality ways of life.

Immediately following her election, Mayor-President Broome convened a team of 300 diverse residents to be part of her transition team. Residents ranged from millennials to seniors, who represented various races, education levels and socioeconomic statuses. Among the issues covered were flood recovery, community-police relations, education, economic development, race relations, and transportation. Using this feedback directly from the community, Broome’s administration immediately took action, accomplishing much within the first 100 days in office.

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Duties

She supervises and directs the administration of all departments, offices, and agencies of the government. She keeps the Metropolitan Council informed of the financial condition of the government, with recommendations for action; submits the annual budget to the Council; and performs other duties prescribed by the plan of government, ordinances, and resolutions.

  1. Mayor Broome Forms International Relations Commission

    Local multi-lingual volunteers will work to raise Baton Rouge's profile by forming relationships with the international community and promoting awareness of the parish's global connections. Read on...
  2. Baton Rouge Named Recipient of 2018 Government Experience Award

    The city tied with San Diego because of innovations like the new brla.gov website platform, the Open Data BR information portal, and the Red Stick 311 app, which enables residents to request services and monitor their progress. Read on...
  3. Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

    Thirty winners will be selected to rock-climb with the mayor at UpTown on Oct. 23 as part of the Move with Mayor Broome initiative. Deadline for submission is Oct. 2. Read on...
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