The City of Graham operates under the council-manager form of government.  The governing board is a five-member city council, which includes a mayor. Mayoral elections are held every two years and council members serve staggered four-year terms. Elections are nonpartisan and all candidates run at large. The council regularly meets on the first Tuesday of each month. There are also eight boards and commissions that guide the city. Some meet regularly, while others meet on an as-needed basis.

The city manager provides policy advice, directs the daily operations of city government, handles personnel functions, and is responsible for preparing the budget.

Services for Residents and Businesses

Residents and businesses receive vital services — such as water, sanitation, police and fire protection — from the city, as well as amenities that enrich our community. Parks and facilities,  recreational programs, and special events are all designed to enhance our community.  The city is also responsible for ordinances and policies that govern development.

We Are Here to Assist You

Our city staff is dedicated to providing professional and courteous service. Whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, our city employees and city council are here to assist you. Learn more about the various services offered by our city departments. If you have a general question or need someone to direct you to the appropriate department, please call 336-570-6700.