The 1981 City Charter established the City of Hillsboro as a home rule city with a council-manager form of government. The Hillsboro City Council is empowered to enact local legislation, adopt budgets, determine policies and appoint the City Manager, who in turn shall be responsible to the City Council for the execution of the laws and the administration of the government of the city. All power of the City shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by the City Charter, City Ordinance, the State Constitution or by Laws of the State.
The Hillsboro City Council is composed of the Mayor and six (6) members of the Council. The Mayor and Council Members serve two (2) year terms. Council seats 2, 4, and 6 are up for election in even numbered years and the Mayor and council seats 1, 3, and 5 are up for election in odd numbered years.
The Mayor serves as the presiding officer of the Council. Although the Mayor is considered as part of the composition of the Council, the Mayor shall only vote in the event of a tie by the Council. The Mayor shall, when authorized by the Council, sign all official documents such as ordinances, resolutions, conveyances, grant agreements, official plats, contracts and bonds.
The Mayor Pro-Tem is a member of the Hillsboro City Council elected by the Council at its first regular meeting following a general election. The Mayor Pro-Tem shall act as the Mayor during the disability or absence of the Mayor.
The City Charter establishes that the Mayor shall be compensated at the rate of One Hundred Dollars ($100) per month, and City Council Members at a rate of Five Dollars ($5) for each regular and special meeting of the Council that they attend.
City of Hillsboro
Edith Turner Omberg
City Council Members
Place 1- Eric Fleming
Place 2- Andrew L. Smith
Place 3- Dana Robinson
Place 4- Frances Zarate
Place 5- Dr. David Skelton
Place 6- Scott Johnson