The City of Port Jervis operates with a weak mayoral form of government.
The elective offices consist of the
Mayor- Kelly B. Decker
Councilman at Large-David W. Bavoso
and eight (8) council members.
Sarah Hendry and Regis Foster – 1st Ward
George Belcher and Kiel VanHorn – 2nd Ward
Kristin Trovei and Gina Fitzpatrick – 3rd Ward
Stan Siegel and Lisa Randazzo – 4th Ward
The city is divided into four (4) wards. Each ward is divided into two (2) election districts each, noted as 1 or 2.
The Mayor is the chief executive officer and the council members vote and pass local laws, ordinances and resolutions.
The Mayor appoints a City Attorney whose duties are of legal advisor for the municipality.