Norfolk: Municipal Government
Norfolk operates under a council-city manager form of government. It has seven city commissioners, one of whom is elected mayor by the council members. Council members serve for four years and the mayor's term is two years. The council appoints a city manager who oversees daily city business matters.
Head Official: Mayor Paul D. Fraim (I) (since 1994; current term expires 2006)
Total Number of City Employees: Approximately 6,000 (2005)
City Information: Mayor's Office, City of Norfolk, 810 Union St., Norfolk, VA 23510; telephone (757)664-4000
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