Mayor of Charlottesville
The Mayor of Charlottesville is selected from among the five members of the Charlottesville City Council. The position is largely ceremonial, though the Mayor does have the power to set the agenda for Council meetings.
Charlottesville held its first mayoral election in 1854 when the position was separate from City Council. this lasted until 1888 when the city was incorporated.  Charlottesville's first mayor was R.F. Harris.
List of mayors
|2012 - 2013||Satyendra Huja||Democratic|
|2008 - 2011||Dave Norris||Democratic|
|2004 - 2007||David Brown||Democratic|
|2002 - 2004||Maurice Cox||Democratic|
|2000 - 2002||Blake Caravati||Democratic|
|1998 - 2000||Virginia Daugherty||Democratic|
|1996 - 1998||Kay Slaughter||Democratic|
|1994 - 1996||David Toscano||Democratic|
|1992 - 1994||Tom Vandever||Democratic|
|1990 - 1992||Alvin Edwards||Democratic|
|1988 - 1990||Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters||Democratic|
|1980 - 1988||Frank Buck||Democratic|
|1976 - 1978||Laurence Brunton||Republican|
|1976 - 1978||Nancy O'Brien||Democratic|
|1974 - 1976||Charles Barbour||Democratic|
|1972 - 1974||Francis Fife||Democratic|
|1970 - 1972||Mitch Van Yahres||Democratic|
|1968 - 1970||Dutch Vogt||Republican|
|1960 - 1962||Louie Lorraine Scribner||Democratic|
|1957 - 1960||Thomas J. Michie||Democratic|
- Web. Charlottesville Urban Design and Affordable Housing, Kenneth A. Schwarz, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, retrieved November 29, 2012.
- Web. Yesteryears: For Charlottesville's first mayor, Christmas season 1886 ended with a bang, David Maurer, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, retrieved December 8, 2013.
- 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009.