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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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. Statement by Mayor Broome Concerning 2021 Mardi Gras

    At this point, we do not know where we will be with COVID-19 come early February, but we must ensure we take the proper precautions to protect our community, our residents, and our economy. Read on...
  2. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces Success of eBay Retail Revival Program

    Since its May 2019 launch, the public-private partnership has helped 65 local businesses connect with a global marketplace. Read on...
  3. City-Parish Expands Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Efforts

    Debris removal contractor DRC Emergency Services is targeting large piles of debris, while Republic is collecting woody waste, as well as normal refuse. Read on...
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