Aldermen are elected to four-year terms that are staggered so that two Aldermen run every two years. The Mayor is elected separately by popular vote (not elected by the Board or the Commission) and is elected to a two-year term. Town Board members must be citizens of the State of Tennessee, qualified voters, and residents of the town for at least one year. The duties and qualifications of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are outlined in the Town Charter.
Jonesborough was created by a private act by the State Legislature, and changes in the Town Charter must be approved by amendments through the State Legislature. Elections are held on the November General Election date. Board members do not have regular office hours at Town Hall, so the Executive Assistant schedules appointments at Town Hall. The Executive Assistant may be reached at 423.753.1031.