Mayor Richard Edwards

Under the City of Bowling Green Charter, the Mayor serves as the chief executive officer of the City. In this capacity, he supervises the administration of the affairs of the municipality and exercises control over all departments and divisions. The Charter also designates him as the chief conservator of the peace in the City.

Bowling Green’s form of government, as described in its Charter, is known as the “Mayor-Administrator Plan.” Under this plan, the Mayor appoints a municipal administrator who serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. The municipal administrator is the principal managerial aide to the Mayor and performs such duties as assigned by the Mayor.

The Mayor of Bowling Green is not a voting member of the City Council. However, every ordinance and resolution passed by the City Council is brought before the Mayor. If the Mayor approves the ordinance, he signs and returns it within ten days of its adoption, thereby validating the legislation. The Mayor does have the power to veto legislation. The veto process is outlined in the City Charter in Section 3.06.

Mayor Edwards took office on January 1, 2012, and was re-elected to another four-year term beginning January 1, 2016.

To e-mail the Mayor’s office, please click here.

To view the recent PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Vincent, please click here.


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