The Mayor of Chandler, Arizona encourages all residents to participate in the city's municipal administration system. This form of government is composed of an elected city council, which includes the Mayor and acts as the main legislative body of the city. The council appoints an executive director, known as a municipal administrator, to oversee daily operations and implement the political and legislative initiatives of the city council. The city manager is the executive director of the city and is responsible for overseeing daily operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget, and appointing departmental directors and other high-level positions.
The budget process for Chandler runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. The city manager is responsible for preparing and proposing the budget to the city council. The council will hold public hearings to allow public participation in the budget process and review the budget before proposing amendments if necessary. After this, they must adopt the budget.
The current members of Chandler's City Council are Deputy Mayor Matt Orlando, Councilmember Christine Ellis, Councilmember Angel Encinas, Councilmember OD Harris, Councilmember Jane Poston, and Councilmember Mark Stewart. Poston has lived in Chandler for 13 years and was also an employee of the city. Chandler is a great place to live, play and work due to its parks, pools, museums, art galleries, hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and extensive shopping opportunities.