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.

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  1. Joint Statement from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Chief of Police Murphy J. Paul Jr.

    Baton Rouge has experienced a disappointing spike in homicides in November. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy J. Paul Jr. are communicating about this situation and want the public to know they are taking action. Read on...
  2. Baton Rouge Sees Significant Drop in AIDS Case Rate

    Mayor Broome and some local clinics and emergency rooms instated opt-out HIV testing for all ER patients in 2017. Read on...
  3. Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

    Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome announced a major milestone in her effort to bring a healthy food retail store to North Baton Rouge. The initiative will address access to nutritional food for the underserved area. Read on...
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