The mayor, elected every three years, presides over a commission of four other members who are elected to three-year alternating terms by the community at large. The mayor and two commissioners up for re-election March 9 each have a challenger.
Candidate profiles were compiled via telephone interviews. Candidates were asked to supply personal information regarding their age, education, marital status and number of years residing in their municipalities. They were also asked to provide a brief history of their professional life and experience, if any, in holding public office. Finally, they were asked about their positions on issues facing their communities and to provide an overarching quote detailing the reasons they believe they should be elected (or re-elected) along with a current photograph.