The City of Port Jervis operates with a weak mayoral form of government.
The 2020 – 2021 elective offices consist of the following:
Mayor- Kelly B. Decker
Councilwoman at Large- Lisa M. Randazzo-Misczuk
and eight (8) council members.
Regis Foster and Dominic Santini – 1st Ward
Maria Mann and Chandler Campbell – 2nd Ward
Kristin Trovei and Gerald Oney – 3rd Ward
Stan Siegel and Timothy Simmons – 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 adviser for the municipality.