Fitchburg is governed by a mayor and eight Common Council members. The city has four districts and each district has two Council Representatives. The mayor serves a three-year term and Alders serve two-year staggered terms. The mayor and council oversee city departments which are managed by a city administrator who is appointed by the mayor and approved by the Common Council.
Council members pictured left to right (back): Joe Maldonado, Dave Herbst, Mayor Aaron Richardson, Jim Wheeler, Randy Udell; (front): Julia Arata-Fratta, Gabriella Gerhardt, Jay Allen, Shannon Strassman.