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.

mayor broome's 2020 state of the city-parish address

Click below to view Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's presentation on Baton Rouge's outlook.

  1. Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Wednesday

    Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Wednesday, April 1. Read on...
  2. Mayor Broome signs Executive Order to Protect more Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order Monday temporarily suspending the City-Parish’s ordinance governing the suspension or revocation of licenses and permits for bars due to non-payment of local taxes. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Monday

    Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Monday, March, 30. Read on...
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