The City of Dawsonville functions under a Council-Manager form of government.
The Mayor and four Council member are elected by citywide vote (at-large) in non-partisan elections, and serve four year terms. They serve as the legislative and policy making body of the municipal government. Together they enact city ordinances, appropriate funds to conduct city business and provide vital services, and formulate policies and procedures to be carried out by the administrative staff.
Overseeing all city employees, the City Manager is responsible for the efficient ongoing operation of all city services as set forth by the Mayor and City Council.
The City of Dawsonville departments:
- Planning & Development
- Public Works
The City also has various Authorities, Committees & Commissions who make recommendations to the City Council.