"The mission of the City of Fort Myers is to be financially responsible and to be a leader in municipal services with a dedicated City workforce and an involved community."
The Fort Myers City Council is comprised of a mayor and 6 councilpersons. The mayor is elected by the registered voters city-wide. Council members are elected by registered voters in their ward and represent that particular ward for a 4-year term. A council member must reside in the ward from which he or she is elected.