The City of Clarksdale operates under a
Special Charter and is governed by the
Board of Mayor and Commissioners which
meets on the second and fourth Monday
of each month at 4 p.m.  The Mayor is
elected from the City at large while the
Commissioners are elected from four
separate wards.  The Mayor is in charge
of the day to day operation of the City
and has direct supervision over each
Department Head.

The Board of Mayor and Commissioners is responsible for appointing persons to the following Boards or Commissions:

Carnegie Public Library Board
Clarksdale Civil Service Commission
Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board
Clarksdale-Coahoma County Planning Commission
Clarksdale Election Commission
Clarksdale Historic Preservation Commission
Clarksdale Housing Authority
Clarksdale Municipal Separate School Board
Clarksdale Park Commission
Clarksdale Public Utilities Commission
Delta Blues Museum Board