Hillsboro is a city of the Second Class and managed through a Mayor/Council form of government. Kansas Statutes generally classify cities of the First, Second and Third Class based on population. Cities of the Second Class fit a population range between 2,500 and 25,000.
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Hillsboro. It is the Mayor’s job to lead the council and be the supervisor for the City Administrator. As the CEO, the Mayor is responsible for all activities of the City.
The City Council has employed a City Administrator to do the day to day management of the staff. City Administrators are generally professionally trained managers whose responsibility is to take direction from the Mayor and Council and see that policies they develop are carried out.
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Together, their function is to act as the Board of Directors of the municipal corporation. Preparing an annual budget and reviewing an audit of expenditures is one of the key duties of the Council.