Rockville has a council-manager form of government.
The Mayor and Council make policy and establish a vision, and goals, for the city. The city manager, appointed by the Mayor and Council, makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council, and is responsible for day-to-day management of city operations.
Community members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council to serve on a variety of city boards and commissions
The City of Rockville’s government includes offices of the city manager, city clerk/director of council operations and city attorney, as well as seven departments that provide services to the community under the supervision of the city manager.
The Mayor and Council approve and make requests for support to representatives at the federal, state and county level of government.
The City of Rockville is part of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. Rockville is represented in the Maryland General Assembly by the District 17 delegation and on the Montgomery County Council by the councilmember for District 3.