The form of government authorized by Siloam Springs is known as the city administrator form of municipal government. The Mayor, Board of Directors, and District Judge are each elected positions. All other city officials are appointed by board approval.
Mayor & Board of Directors
The Mayor of a city having this type of government is recognized as the head of city government for all ceremonial purposes and by the Governor for the purposes of military law. The Mayor serves as Chairman of the Board and presides at regular and special meetings of the city Board of Directors.
There are 7 members constituting the Board of Directors. The board serves as both the legislative and executive body of the city government. A majority of the elected membership of the Board of Directors constitutes a quorum for the transaction of city business.
The City Administrator provides leadership, coordination, control, and accountability of all municipal services and programs. This office oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and serves as the liaison between all city departments and the Board of Directors.
The City Attorney provides sound legal advice and counsel to the City Administrator, Mayor, and the Board of Directors. The City Attorney composes legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions and contracts, and attends all Board meetings.
The City Clerk provides staff support for the City Administrator and board members. This office is also responsible for the agenda and records of the proceedings of city board meetings.
The District Judge is an elected position and the term of office is 4 years. This individual must be a qualified elector within the geographical area from which he (she) is chosen, and must have practiced law 4 years prior to assuming the District Judge position.