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Rome City Commission

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The City of Rome operates with a commission-manager form of government and has operated under this form of government since 1918. The City Commission, which is a policy- making body, has nine commissioners residing in three different wards.

The City election process has the following features:

  • At-Large voting is used, which means that every voter votes for all commissioners, three in each ward.
  • Election winners are selected by plurality voting, which means that the top three vote getters from each wins. No majority is required.
  • Elections are non-partisan.
  • Commissioners serve staggered four year terms with Wards 1 and 3 elected together and Ward 2 elected two years later.
  • City Commission elects a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

The City Commission makes all policy decisions, adopts City Ordinances, and has final authority on zoning issues and annexations. They appoint the City Manager who works at their discretion.

The Commission has nine overview committees with three Commissioners serving on each committee and each Commissioner serves as chairman of at least one committee.

The City Manager advises the City Commission on policy issues and appoints all department directors. In addition, he prepares the Commission agenda, prepares the annual budget for approval by Commission, directs City staff in policy implementation, and hears final appeal in personnel grievances.

Commissioners

  • Howard E. "Buzz" Wachsteter
    Howard E. "Buzz" Wachsteter

    Ward One

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  • Jamie Doss
    Jamie Doss

    Mayor - Ward Two

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  • William "Bill" Collins
    William "Bill" Collins

    Ward Three

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  • Kim A. Canada
    Kim A. Canada

    Ward Three

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  • Evie McNiece
    Evie McNiece

    Ward Three

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  • Milton O. Slack, III
    Milton O. Slack, III

    Mayor Pro Tem - Ward One

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  • William R. "Bill" Irmscher
    William R. "Bill" Irmscher

    Ward One

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  • Sue Hamler Lee
    Sue Hamler Lee

    Ward Two

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  • Wendy Davis
    Wendy Davis

    Ward Two

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