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. East Baton Rouge Parish Mobile Registration Intake Center at Goodwood Library

    The opening of the EBR Mobile Registration Intake Center opened Thursday, September 16, 2021. The FEMA site for Hurricane Ida survivors has extended its operation at the library until Sept. 29. Read on...
  2. Mayor Broome Announces Closure of City-Parish Buildings

    City-Parish buildings will be closed on September 15 due to potential inclement weather from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Read on...
  3. Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Excessive Rainfall

    The National Weather Service is predicting 6-8 inches of rainfall for EBR through Friday. Sand and sandbags are available at certain BREC locations. Residents are urged to use caution while driving, as road flooding may occur. Read on...
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