Provo City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government. Strong Mayor government means that the Mayor runs the administration including appointing city employees like department heads. Also, the Mayor acts as the executive branch with the City Council as the legislative branch. Voters elect both branches. One of the biggest responsibilities on the Mayor’s shoulders is presenting a tentative budget for the Council to either adopt or amend. While the Mayor does possess veto power, the Council can override a mayoral veto with a 5-2 super majority vote.
For everyday city questions, contact customer service at 311 within Provo city limits, or (801) 852-6000 anywhere else.
If you want to discuss big issues about the city, chances are you should contact your City Council Member. To do this call (801) 852-6120 or visit the city's mapping webpage. If you want to keep up to date with the Council, visit their site to see video archives, live streams, agendas, and minutes from regular Council meetings.
We encourage you to apply for service on City boards and commissions. If you are interested in applying, go here to apply and find out about available seats.