The City of Maplewood operates under the Council-Manager plan. Under this form of government, all legislative power is vested in the elected, part-time City Council.
This Council consists of a Mayor and 4 council members who are elected at large for 4-year staggered terms. The council adopts policies and ordinances and appoints a professional, full-time City Manager to carry them out.
The City Manager is solely responsible for the administration of city business and may delegate authority to promote efficient use of staff time.