The City of Blanchard is governed by a five (5) member city council, each elected for a four (4) year term. Four (4) members are elected from the ward where they live and one is elected at-large. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are appointed from among the Council to serve a two (2) year term. All registered voters of the City are eligible to vote for any candidate, no matter the ward they representl The members of the Blanchard City Council are not compensated for their role on the Council nor maintain an office at City Hall.
The City has operated as a Statutory Council-Manager form of government since 1967. The City Council meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (except on holidays) at the Municipal Courthouse, 300 North Main Street, Blanchard, OK. The meetings are opened to the general public beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The current City Council members serve as the Board of Trustees of the Blanchard Municipal Improvement Authority. The BMIA Trustees meet in public meetings following the City Council meetings.
The City of Blanchard/BMIA encourages participation from all its citizens. If participation at any public meeting is not possible due to a disability, please notify the City Clerk at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled meeting so that necessary accommodations can be made to adequately accommodate your disability.