The Village of Lexington operates under a Mayor-Council-Administrative Director form of government established by a local Charter adopted in 1976 by the electors of the Village. This form of government has served the Village well since its adoption and combines the strong political leadership of an elected Mayor and Village Council with the stability and continuity provided by a professional public administrator.
Under this arrangement, Village Council and the Mayor both influence the formation of local policy. Village Council is the legislative branch that adopts legislation that puts this policy into action. The Mayor and Administrative Director comprise the administrative branch that implements the policies and programs adopted by Council. The Mayor also appoints, with consent of Council, a Law Director, Finance Director and Chief of Police. These individuals along with the Mayor comprise the Village Administration.

Charter Charter Regulations for the Village of Lexington