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.

  1. City-Parish Buildings Delayed Opening due to Winter Weather

    City Hall and other city-parish facilities will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, due to anticipated icy road conditions. Read on...
  2. Wintry Mix Possible This Week

    A cold front will pass through the parish beginning Wednesday night until early Thursday morning, with strong to locally severe storms forecast for Wednesday night. Cold weather is expected to continue through the weekend, with hard freezes possible. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome Announces New Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

    Leslie Ricard Chambers will oversee the Division of Health and Human Services. She previously served as assistant executive counsel for Gov. John Bel Edwards and assistant district attorney. Read on...
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