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. Statement from Mayor Broome

    We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our finest. Yesterday, Corporal Casey Hart, who served the citizens of our community as a Baton Rouge Police Officer for over 14 years, succumbed to an illness while on deployment with the National Guard. Read on...
  2. Mayor Broome Announces Nearly $20 Million Plan for Drainage Projects in East Baton Rouge Parish

    The parish will use the federal funding for improvements such as canal repairs, ditch cleaning, and removing debris from storm drains. Read on...
  3. Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

    As of today, the Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest and issued additional warrants for the shooting that occurred last week at the Fairway View Apartments. Read on...
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