Settled by Daniel Doty in 1791, Middletown was incorporated in 1833 and has operated under a Home Rule city charter since 1913. The city is governed by a seven-member City Council, a directly elected Mayor, two members elected "at large" and four elected "by ward." The Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Council meetings begin at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the City Building's Lower Level.
City Council appoints a City Manager, who performs the duties in the City Charter. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer and the head of the administrative branch of the city government. He/she is responsible to the council for the proper administration of all affairs of the city.
A City Clerk, appointed by City Council, is responsible for all City records, minutes of meetings and agendas for City Council meetings.
The City Council appoints a variety of boards and commissions including the Civil Service Commission, the Park Board, the Board of Health and Environment and many others.
Middletown City Building.