The Village of Northfield is a home rule municipality governed by a Village president and six trustees (the “Village Board”).
The President of the Board of Trustees is elected for a four year term and serves as the chief elected official of the Village and presides at all Board of Trustees meetings and ceremonial occasions.
The President is not required to vote at Village Board meetings except to break a tie or to make a quorum.
With the approval of the Village Board, the President appoints non-elected Village officials.
The six trustees of the Village Board are elected to serve overlapping four year terms.
The Board formulates policy and enacts local laws, usually in the form of resolutions and ordinances.
The Village Board is directly responsible to the
citizens of Northfield.