The Home Rule Charter for the City of Watauga was adopted at an election held on January 19, 1980 and established a Council/Manager form of Government. City Council consists of the Mayor and seven council members. City Council Members are elected at large and serve two-year terms.
Appoint City Manager
Adopt the annual budget
Appoint members to City Boards, Commissions and Committees
Appoint City Secretary
Appoint City Attorney
Appoint Municipal Court Judge and Associate Judge
Appoint employees of the City with Council confirmation of Department Heads