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.

State of City
  1. Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather on Thursday

    The National Weather Service anticipates 1-2 inches of rain as well as possible straight-line wind, tornadoes, and hail. Sandbags are available at some BREC locations. Read on...
  2. Mayor Broome Launches Search for Poet Laureate

    The person selected for the honor will be charged with developing a community outreach project in which he or she shares the art and love of poetry with a non-traditional and/or underserved audience. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome Announces 2019 Louisiana Earth Day Celebration

    The 29th annual festival will be held on Sunday, April 28, at LSU's Parker Coliseum. It will feature educational exhibits, activities for children, and music by the Carbon Copy Band. Read on...
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