Download the official City of Newark App, "My Newark", to find out about the latest updates, events, or to tell us about an issue like a missed garbage pickup.

Official City of Newark App Official City of Newark App_GooglePlay ×
Official Breaking News:

Mayor asks Newarkers to donate 2 cases of water for public schools.

 

More Info »

Government

Newark, the government seat of Essex County, has since the 1950s operated under a mayor-council form of local government. The city’s voters adopted this governing structure in 1953 as part of the Optional Municipal Charter Law (R.S. 40:69A-1 et seq.), commonly known as the Faulkner Act. Under the provisions of the Faulkner Act, Newark’s mayor serves a four-year term and executes the legislation enacted by the Municipal Council. The mayor is not a voting member of the council.

The nine-person Municipal Council also serves a four-year term; five council members are elected at large and four are elected by the individual municipal wards the represent. The council is responsible for codification and legislation for the municipality, as well as for ensuing budgetary compliance. In this section, you will learn more about Mayor Ras J. Baraka, elected to office in 2014, as well as the nine members of the Newark Municipal Council. Under city government, you also will find detailed descriptions of each of the city’s departments, their individual divisions, and department directors.

We hope that you will join us as we #OccupytheBlock this week! On Wednesday, we will occupy at Roseville & Orange... https://t.co/VdXY0Ibch8 | Tweeted On: May 23, 2016

Are you a caregiver who could use some tips on managing responsibilities and stress? Join the Newark Department... https://t.co/YFEe6Wtkcp | Tweeted On: May 19, 2016

Mayor Ras J. Baraka receives support from New York area businesses for the PATH line extension to Newark airport.... https://t.co/EDTpspUPOB | Tweeted On: May 19, 2016

I posted a new photo to Facebook https://t.co/C7vwty4Qtg | Tweeted On: May 18, 2016

Attention Newarkers! Looking for temporary work? UniverSoul Circus is hiring for their upcoming shows. No... https://t.co/gaG6US2dgh | Tweeted On: May 16, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Chooses Newark As Special Impact Hub To Help Young People With Jobs, Education And... https://t.co/qwxWxJbIZW | Tweeted On: May 16, 2016

I posted a new photo to Facebook https://t.co/5RiOvBSWdR | Tweeted On: May 16, 2016

Mayor @rasjbaraka is LIVE on @Newark Today on @WBGO Tune in now! https://t.co/dbYul4ShJs | Tweeted On: May 12, 2016

“Thanks to our partners for making the city of Newark a city we can believe in!” Mayor @rasjbaraka #NwkPortraits https://t.co/fD5LH1ZkWk | Tweeted On: May 12, 2016

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow Newark on Facebook Follow Newark on Twitter Follow Newark on Instagram Follow Newark on Flickr