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 Broome Launches Baton Rouge Chapter of My Brother’s Keeper

    Mayor Broome announced on April 8, 2021, Thursday the launch of the Baton Rouge chapter of My Brother's Keeper (MBK) will exist as a partnership with the Office of Development and Safe, Hopeful, Health BR. Read on...
  2. Operation Clean Up Kicks Off This Weekend

    EBR residents are encouraged to sign up to participate in litter-collection efforts in each Metro District. Read on...
  3. City-Parish Services for Good Friday Holiday and Easter Weekend

    EBRP City-Parish offices will be closed on Friday, April 2nd. Residential garbage (both in the cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulk items) and recycling will be picked up on Saturday, April 3rd. Read on...
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