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Career description:

A mayor is someone who is the highest ranking municipal officer in a city or town. In some countries, the mayor has significant power in operations of the local government. In others, the position is more of a figurehead. In these areas, decisions are subject to approval by the local council. The title designating the office holder varies from country to country, and often within each individual country as well.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Responsible for overseeing financial decisions
  • Future planning for the locality
  • Responsible for public relations
  • Manages public safety services such as police and fire departments as well
  • Votes on local issues
  • Holds a strong understanding of the current issues concerning the locality as well as a vision for the future

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