Cedar City, Utah operates under a council-manager form of government. In this system, the city council acts as the legislative body, responsible for setting policy and making decisions on behalf of the citizens, while a professional city manager is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day administrative functions of the city government.
The mayor and council members are elected by the residents of Cedar City to serve four-year terms, and the city manager is appointed by the council. This form of government provides a separation of powers between the legislative and administrative branches, ensuring accountability and transparency in the workings of the city government.
The current mayor is Garth Green.