in any city of town, the Mayor is considered the Chief Executive Officer of the municipality he or she represents. To become mayor, a person must be a resident and qualified voter of the city or town in which they seek office. To be a qualified voter, you must be 18 years old and have lived in the municipality for at least 90 days prior to the general municipal election.
The Mayor is elected by the residents from the municipality to which he or she is seeking office. To be elected by the residents, they must demonstrate the confidence of the electors. The office carries with it a trust, respect and prestige which gives the Mayor considerable influence over public opinion.