The City operates under the Commission – Manager form of government as prescribed by Charter. Under this model the City Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the City with the Buchanan City Commission’s main function being legislative and setting important policies that chart the future course of Buchanan.
Nearly 100 citizen volunteers serve the City of Buchanan on the City’s various boards, commissions, etc., which have major responsibilities in assisting the City Commission and staff in public policy development and implementation. These boards and commissions play a vital role in shaping the community’s future and maintaining and improving its quality of life. By serving on these various groups, city residents have the opportunity to truly “make a difference” in their community.