A Council-Manager form of government
The City of Sierra Vista is a Council-Manager municipality. The Council-Manager form of government capitalizes on a basic tenet of American democracy: the separation of legislative and executive powers. As such, the City Council defines public policy while the City Manager administers that policy and oversees the day-to-day operation of the city.
Sierra Vista residents regularly give the City high marks for services and programs. It is a testament to the policies of their elected leaders and the service provided by dedicated employees.
The Sierra Vista City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Council members who are elected at large to staggered four-year terms. Elections are strictly non-partisan.
Council Member Bob Blanchard. In addition to duties as a Council member, Mr. Blanchard serves as council liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission, Employee Trust Board, and the Municipal Property Corporation.
Mayor Pro Tem Alesia Ash. In addition to duties as a Council member and Mayor Pro Tem, Ms. Ash serves as council liaison to the Arts & Humanities and Youth commissions, and the Commission on Disability Issues.
Council’s Strategic Plans
The Sierra Vista Mayor and Council regularly develop two-year strategic leadership plans to promote strategic leadership and performance and guide the community into the future.
This plan is based on the City’s 10-year General Plan, Vista 2030.