"The administration of the fiscal affairs, municipal resources and other affairs of the city shall be vested in a principal officer to be called the mayor and a board of directors to be called the board of aldermen who as a body, acting together, shall be known as the board of mayor and aldermen."
- Manchester City Charter
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen is the legislative body of the City of Manchester, and members are elected every two years by the residents of Manchester. The Board is made up of two at-large aldermen who represent the entire city, and twelve aldermen who represent the wards of the city where they reside.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen serves as a link between Manchester residents and local government, helping to connect people to services, resources and city departments.