The Town of Mansfield operates under the council-manager form of government, in which the Town Council functions as the legislative and policy-making body, and the Town Manager serves as the chief executive officer.
The nine-member Town Council is elected biennially on an at-large basis. Council members serve without pay and elect one of their fellow members to serve as mayor. A deputy mayor is selected as well. The mayor and the deputy mayor retain full voting privileges.
The Council has three standing committees: Committee on Committees, Finance, and Personnel. Ad hoc committees are appointed as needed to review particular issues and to submit recommendations to the full Council.
Livestream Town Council Meetings
Town Council meetings held in the Council Chambers are livestreamed on YouTube for viewing at https://mansfieldct.gov/video. Additionally, a recording of each meeting of the Council is available for on-demand access as well on YouTube.