The Southlake City Council is composed of seven members, one Mayor and six Councilmembers elected to at-large positions as stated in the City Charter. They are responsible for establishing policy and law.
The Southlake Boards and Commissions members are appointed volunteers who advise the Council. Some boards are the final body for decision-making purposes. Others, like the Crime Control and Prevention District, Southlake Parks Development Corporation, and the Community Engagement and Development Corporation, have fiduciary responsibilities.
The Council hires the City Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City and advises the City Council.