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Mayor & Council

The Village of Downers Grove operates under a Council-Manager form of government, which combines the strong political leadership of elected officials (Mayor and Village Council) with the managerial experience of an appointed Village Manager. The Mayor, Village Council and Village Manager constitute a policy-development and management team, with the Mayor and Council acting as the policy makers, and the Manager executing those policies in his/her management of the day-to-day operations of the Village.