The City of Jefferson has a Mayoral form of government. The residents elect and are represented by eight Alderpersons (currently six positions are at large and two are dedicated to districts). Council and Committee meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
Day to day operations of the City are handled by a City Administrator. The Administrator holds regular office hours and can be found in the City Hall Office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.