The City of La Vergne is governed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. This board is the City Council. They are responsible for the decisions that operate the city.
The board consists of the Mayor and four (4) Aldermen. The board appoints an Alderman to serve as Vice-Mayor who subsequently would serve as Mayor should the office become vacant or if the Mayor is absent or unable to discharge the duties of the office.
Members of the City Council are elected to four-year terms by the citizens of La Vergne. The city election is held in November during even-numbered years. For more information visit the Rutherford County Election Commission.
A public comment period is held during the monthly workshop but residents must sign up no later than 6:15 p.m. Citizens that sign up are allowed to speak to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen about any issue they feel needs to be addressed. Citizens are allowed up to three (3) minutes to speak.
Another public comment period is also held during the monthly regular meeting but residents must sign up no later than 6:45 p.m. Citizens that sign up are allowed to speak to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen about any issue they feel needs to be addressed. Citizens are allowed up to three (3) minutes to speak.
Any required public hearings for ordinances are typically held at 6:30 p.m., prior to the monthly regular meeting. At a public hearing, all citizens may speak on the specific ordinance that is on the public hearing agenda. Occasionally, public hearings may be held prior to a special meeting. Please be sure to check the Calendar for any upcoming meetings.