Fitchburg is governed by a mayor and eight Common Council members. The city has four districts and each district has two Council Representatives. The mayor serves a three-year term and Alders serve two-year staggered terms. The mayor and council oversee city departments which are managed by a city administrator who is appointed by the mayor and approved by the Common Council.
Council members pictured left to right: Joe Maldonado, Jay Allen, Randy Udell, Julia Arrata-Fratta, Mayor Aaron Richardson, Gabriella Gerhardt, Jim Wheeler, Shannon Strassman, Dave Herbst.