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.

State of City
  1. East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project

    A joint statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Gov. John Bel Edwards, and Congressman Garret Graves on securing funding to improve drainage in East Baton Rouge Parish. Read on...
  2. Statement by Mayor Sharon Weston Broome

    Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced today he has reached a resolution with the attorneys for former officer Blane Salamoni concerning his departure from the department. Read on...
  3. Mayor-President Broome Hires Chief Communications Officer

    Mark Armstrong will oversee the Mayor's Office's communications strategy. He previously worked for WBRZ News 2. Read on...
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