What are the three basic forms of city government?
Mayor Council Form of Government Commission Form of Government Council-Manager Form of Government
There were three main forms of government in ancient Greece: Monarchy: Rule by a king. One city-state whose government was a monarchy was the city-state of Corinth. Oligarchy: Rule by a small group. One city-state whose government was an oligarchy was the city-state of Sparta. Democracy: Rule by the citizens, voting in an assembly. One city-state whose government experimented for about a hundred years with democracy was the ancient city-state of Athens.
In most forms of city government, it would be the mayor. However, in other forms of city government, the head of the City Council would act as executive branch head, while in others, a City Manager position exists which heads the executive branch. Overall, many forms of local government are more fluid in their form that larger state and federal governments. They tend to be functional forms of government, and not highly formalized; as such…
All local, incorporated, municipalities in Wyoming have their own town or city government. Those areas that are unincorporated and not served by municipal governments are administered by their county governments. County governments are run by commissioners. Each county has a clerk, treasurer, assessor, sheriff, attorney, and coroner. Municipalities may have one of three different forms of government. These can be a mayor-council, city manager, or a city commission.