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City of Brownsville

City of Brownsville
111 N. Washington
Brownsville, TN 38012


Brownsville Mayor and Board of Alderman meet in regular session at 5:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month in the City Court room located at City Hall, 111 North Washington.

Voters residing within the city limits of the City of Brownsville elect the following city office holders:
Board of Alderman (4)

City elections are held on the third Tuesday in June during even-numbered years. The terms of alderman are staggered so that two of the alderman seats are up for election at one time. There are no term limits.                                                                                                                                        

The Mayor appoints the following positions:

  • City Clerk
  • City Attorney
  • City Judge
  • Public Works Director
  • Fire Chief
  • Police Chief
  • Building Inspector
  • Code Enforcement Officer

    The term of appointment is four years.

    The Mayor shall preside at meetings of the Board, and shall have a vote on any matter. He shall be recognized as the ceremonial head of the City. He shall be the officer to accept process against the City, and shall perform other duties imposed by this Charter and by ordinances not inconsistent with this Charter.

    The Mayor shall have the powers of a business manager, he shall have supervision and control of all the administrative affairs of the City; he shall be its chief executive. He shall have access to all of the books, records, offices and papers of every kind pertaining to the City's business and require their proper and safekeeping. He shall present in writing or verbally to the Board his recommendations of the needs of the City at any time he deems advisable, the Mayor shall have control over all municipal improvements and property.

    The Mayor shall take all proper measures for the preservation of public order and preservation of the peace and he may call upon the Governor for military aid.

    The Mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Board, the City Clerk and any other employee who is designated a department head by ordinance.

    The Mayor, subject to confirmation by the board, shall have authority to make appointments, promotions and transfers of employees; to make demotions, suspensions and removals of officers and employees for cause.