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. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Statement on the Coronavirus Mitigation Order

    Immediate and bold action is required by everyone to prevent devastation to our health and economy from the alarming resurgence of the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish and Louisiana. Read on...
  2. MOVEBR is Getting Baton Rouge Traffic in Sync

    The infrastructure program is connecting 470 traffic signals to a central command center. Upgrades will include 200 signals equipped with about 4 hours' backup power during electricity outages. Read on...
  3. #GeauxGetTested Extends Hours for Weekend

    The free COVID-19 testing sites — at LSU, Southern, Cortana Mall, and the Lamar Dixon center in Gonzales — will offer tests from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sunday, July 12. The mobile testing at Healing Place Church on Highland Rd. will be closed Sunday. Read on...
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