Power Almanac’s local government contact database includes over 101,000 Governing Board Members (e.g. Council Members). The governing board or council of a general purpose local government in the U.S. serves as the legislative body responsible for making policy decisions, enacting laws, and overseeing the operations of the local government.

It is typically composed of elected officials who represent different districts or wards within the local government’s jurisdiction. The number of council members can vary based on the size and population of the community. In some cases, the mayor may also serve as a member of the council.


  • Enact ordinances and resolutions that establish local laws and regulations
  • Oversee the activities of the local government’s departments and agencies
  • Serve as representatives of the community, voicing the interests and needs of their constituents
  • Make decisions through formal voting procedures during council meetings and proposes ordinances, resolutions, and other matters

Governing Board Member Contact Information Collected

Power Almanac collects the following information for every role, including the Governing Board Members, so you can build and maintain the best local government email lists and mailing lists possible.

  • Official’s First Name
  • Official’s Last Name
  • Official’s Title
  • Official’s Role
  • Official’s Mailing Address – Street/Box number
  • Official’s Mailing Address – Suite Number
  • Official’s Mailing Address – City
  • Official’s Mailing Address – State
  • Official’s Mailing Address -Zip Code
  • Official’s Phone Number 
  • Official’s Phone Number Extension
  • Official’s Email Address

Reporting Structure and Occurrence

In a mayor-council form of government, the governing board/council works alongside the mayor or top elected official. While the council is responsible for legislating and setting policy, the mayor is responsible for executing policies, managing day-to-day operations, and overseeing government departments. The council may approve or reject mayoral appointments, budgets, and policy initiatives.

In a Council-Manager structure, the City Council or Board of Commissioners consists of elected officials with the primary responsibility of establishing policies, ordinances, and regulations. The Council sets the broad policy direction, and the City Manager executes those policies and manages the administrative functions.

Titles You Might Expect

  • Council Member (Ward # / District #)
  • Trustee
  • Commissioner (Ward # / District #)
  • Councilman
  • Board Member
  • Selectman
  • Selectwoman
  • Alderman (Ward #)
  • Vice Chairman, County Commission
  • Board Member (District #)

Surprising Titles

  • Supervisor
  • Mayor Pro Tem
  • Township Clerk
  • Treasurer
  • Vice Mayor
  • Deputy Supervisor
  • Councilor At Large
  • Councilman at Large
  • Burgess
  • Assistant Judge
  • President Pro-Tem

339,000 Local Government Decision-Making Contacts are a Click Away




  • First name
  • Last name
  • Role
  • Title
  • Email address
  • Government Name
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Population
  • Government type
  • Fiscal Year End
  • Last Verified Date