The City is governed by the council-manager form of government. The City Council
consists of seven members, including an elected mayor and six councilmembers. Elections are held every four years for mayor and three of the six councilmember terms that expire at the same time. A professional City Manager
and staff who are experienced in city management handle the day-to-day operations of the City. The City has a number of commissions comprised of citizen volunteers who take an active role in City policy making.
Please find the City's Organization Chart here
The mission of the City of Highland Park municipal government is to provide excellent services to all citizens of and visitors to Highland Park with the highest degree of fairness and equity. The City of Highland Park municipal government is committed to an organizational vision which: 1) includes the highest level of public safety and security; 2) values diversity and compassion; 3) pursues opportunities for intergovernmental cooperation; and 4) strives to be efficient, cost effective, and customer satisfaction oriented in the delivery of all government services.