Sharon Weston Broome

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.

Read her full biography


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.

  1. AT&T Louisiana Donates $40,000 to Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

    Grant will fund training for 50 students to learn coding and web development. Read on...
  2. Teen Volunteers, City Workers to Participate in Corridor Beautification Project May 19

    Cristo Rey students will pick up litter along Plank and Evangeline; crews to fix potholes, sidewalks, and clean up trash, illegal signs, and tall grass in area. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome to Host Fifth Annual Family Fit Day on Saturday, May 19

    Community invited to participate in day of healthy, family-friendly activities for all ages at City Park. Read on...
View All