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Role and Mandate of the Mayor

The Mayor is the head of Council and the chief officer of the City. The responsibilities of the Mayor are listed under Section 57 to 60 of The City of Winnipeg Charter. The Mayor chairs the Executive Policy Committee, and is an ex officio member of each Committee of Council. The Mayor appoints:

  • a Deputy Mayor;
  • an Acting Deputy Mayor;
  • the Chairpersons for the Standing Committees of Council, if standing committees are established by Council; and
  • members of the Executive Policy Committee

The Deputy Mayor or Acting Deputy Mayor acts in the capacity of the Mayor in cases of his/her absence or unavailability.

Source: Page 90 of the City of Winnipeg Municipal Manual pdf


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