The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief administrative officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge. The post is usually elective, its holder chosen by the electorate of the entire city.
council form-a type of municipal government in which executive power belongs to an elected mayor and legislative power to an elected council
the head of a city government
an unelected officer that looks after a single city