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 Breaks Ground on New Department of Environmental Services Headquarters

    The former All Star Nissan dealership on Florida Blvd. will consolidate offices for about 100 city-parish employees of four Environmental Services divisions, which currently use three separate facilities. Read on...
  2. Statement from Mayor Broome

    Today, our state faces a great loss with the passing of Glenn Koepp. He was known for his kindness, his expansive knowledge of our state government, and his ability to keep our state Senate working for its people. Read on...
  3. Baton Rouge Recognized as One of the Best U.S. Cities at Using Data and Evidence to Improve Lives

    Baton Rouge achieved silver certification as one of only 16 cities to be newly certified this year. What Works Cities Certification evaluates the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. Read on...
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