Cheyenne operates under a mayor-council form of government; the nine council members and the mayor serve four-year terms. The nine council members represent three city wards and serve staggered four-year terms. A council president and vice-president elected from among the council members each serve one-year terms. The mayor and council members serve as Cheyenne's legislative body, which is responsible for regulating city growth and development, enacting ordinances, appropriating city funds, and establishing city rules and regulations.
Head Official: Mayor Jack R. Spiker (since 2001; current term expires 2005)
Total Number of City Employees: 564 (2005)
City Information: City of Cheyenne, 2101 O'Neil Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001; telephone (307)637-6300