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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Structure of Town Government:  All legislative powers of the Town are vested in a Commission consisting of a Mayor and four (4) Commissioners who shall hold office for a term of two (2) years or until the succeeding Commission takes office. 

Mayor:  Shall serve as the presiding officer at all Town Meetings.  (Click for Duties and Responsibilities of the Mayor)

The Town also has the following administrative positions charged with the responsibility of managing the various departments and functions of the Town Government.

Town Administrator:  Shall serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Town and shall be charged with the organization, management and oversight of the Towns policies as established by the Mayor and Commissioners. (Click for Town Administrator Job Description)

Director of Public Works:  Shall be charged with the daily management and oversight of the Public Works Department.

Police Chief:  Shall be charged with the daily management and oversight of the Police Department.


Town has a total of 15 employees, consisting of the Town Administrator, Office Manager, Utility Clerk, General Receptionist, Police Administrative Assistant, Police Chief, (5) patrol officers and (4) public works employees.