The Mayor and City Council work for Hillsboro residents.
Their mission in this work:
Provide visionary leadership that delivers responsive municipal services and fosters collaborative partnerships that enhance Hillsboro’s hometown livability.
The Mayor and City Council provide community leadership, create policies to guide the City in delivering services and achieving community goals, and encourage citizen awareness and involvement through committees and boards, the Youth Advisory Council and more. The City Council also serves as the Hillsboro Economic Development Council (HEDC), the City's urban renewal agency under Oregon Revised Statue 457. The Council convenes as the HEDC at least once per year.
How the Mayor and Councilors are elected:
For the purposes of civic representation on the City Council, the City is divided into three wards, with two councilors residing within each ward. All councilors represent the entire City once elected. The mayor and councilors are elected to four-year terms, and no person may serve more than two consecutive terms. Candidates must be registered voters in the State of Oregon who have resided in the City during the 12 months immediately preceding the election. Terms begin at the first City Council meeting of the calendar year following election, where the Oath of Office is administered.