Every municipality in Ohio has an elected legislative body. The elected legislative body in the City of Middletown is called the Middletown City Council, as the City of Middletown operates under a Council plus City Manager government. A Mayor and four Council members are elected by the people, and the elected body serves as the representative of the citizens of Middletown plus serves as the legislative authority for the City of Middletown.
The elected Mayor makes all Proclamations in the name of the City of Middletown and acts as the City representative for all ceremonial purposes. In the absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor fills this role. The Mayor also presides at all Council meetings and authenticates all Ordinances and Resolutions adopted by the Council. City Council Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the Lower Level of the City of Middletown Municipal Building.