Oakwood is served by a council/manager form of government. Oakwood City Council is comprised of five members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for four-year overlapping terms. The mayor and vice mayor are selected by their fellow council members for two-year terms.
City Council is the policy-making body of the community, the legislative branch of our Oakwood government. Council appoints a full-time professional city manager to direct the delivery of Oakwood public services, implement city policies, and enforce city ordinances. The city manager serves as chief administrative and operating officer of the city.