The general powers of the City Council are described in state statutes, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS): Chapter 266.260-460. There are five members of the City Council that are elected from five wards within the city. The Mayor is elected at large. The general powers of the Mayor are described in state statutes NRS: Chapter 266.165-200.
The City of Fernley encourages community involvement and is committed to:
- Developing and ensuring the highest possible quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors.
- Providing a safe and healthy environment within a sound economic atmosphere.
- Providing an efficient and effective government that is open and responsive to the needs of the community, and works for the benefit of all.