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. Baton Rouge to Celebrate Open Data Day 2020

    The March 7 event will showcase the city-parish's Open Data BR portal and tools such as open mapping. It will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Main Library. Read on...
  2. Mayor's Statement on $1.2 Billion in State Flood Mitigation Funding

    The approval of these funds means East Baton Rouge Parish, and many other parishes in our region and state, can continue advancing flood recovery and watershed mitigation efforts. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome declares Crime Stoppers the “Graffiti Hotline”

    Residents who capture footage of vandals on their electronic devices or home surveillance systems are encouraged to share it with law enforcement. Read on...
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