System of Government


The Town of Bethany Beach practices a Council / Town Manager form of government. This form of government is the most popular form of municipal government in America.

Town Council Responsibilities

In this form of government, our elected Town Council is responsible for:
  • Making policy
  • Passing ordinances
  • Approving the budget
  • Having overall authority in Town Government

Town Manager Responsibilities

The Town Manager takes direction from the Town Council and is responsible for supervising government operations and implementing policies adopted by the Town Council as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Town.