Residents of Charlestown elect a five-member Common Council every four years. The Mayor holds executive powers and the Common Council holds legislative powers. The Clerk-Treasurer maintains records.
The current Common Council was elected in November 2023 and will serve through 2027. At the beginning of each year, the Common Council elects a Council President.
The Common Council meets the first Monday of each month in the Chambers of City Hall (304 Main Cross St.). All meetings are live-streamed on the City's Facebook page and archived. There is a sign-up sheet in the Chambers welcoming public comment at each meeting. Comments for public meeting can also be emailed to Mayor@CityofCharlestown.com.
The City Attorney is William Perry McCall III.
The City Council's attorney is Michael Gillenwater.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.