About Our Government

exterior shot of Boerne City Hall

Early Government

The City of Boerne, incorporated in 1909, operated as a general law city with a city administrator until November 1995. Following a special election, the citizens voted to have Boerne become a home rule city with a council-manager plan of government.

City Council

The City is governed by the City Council, which is composed of five council members elected for staggered two-year terms. The mayor and two council members are elected in odd-numbered years. Three council members are elected in even-numbered years. The five council members are elected by the district in which they reside and the mayor is elected by the city at-large. Single-member voting districts were adopted in 2009.

The City Council acts primarily by the passage of local laws, or ordinances, which establish rules governing the actions of citizens and the work of city employees.

City Mission Statement

We are building an exemplary Hill Country community by delivering high-quality, customer-focused essential services to all who live, work, and play in Boerne. 

City Services

The City of Boerne provides services to the public including:

In addition, City employees are involved in: