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 2022 State of the City-Parish Address

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

Mayor Broome's 2022 1st Quarter Public Safety Briefing

Click below to view Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's 2022 1st Quarter Public Safety Briefing as presented to the Metropolitan Council on January 26.

  1. Mayor Broome Secures Pay Increase for Police, Fire, EMS and City-Parish Employees

    Starting Sept. 10, BR police will receive a 7% raise; all other city-parish workers will see a 5% increase in pay. Read on...
  2. $20 Million Grant for Baton Rouge to New Orleans Rail Upgrades

    The project will fund rail stations in downtown and Gonzales, key hubs in the passenger rail line. Read on...
  3. Baton Rouge to be Designated a Purple Heart City

    Baton Rouge will be the 5th Purple Heart City in Louisiana, joining Ponchatoula, Bossier City, Hammond and Benton. Read on...
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