Brooksville has a council / manager form of government. Brooksville’s five City Council Members are elected to four year, overlapping terms by the voters at large within the City limits of Brooksville. The Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. She directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices and agencies including: Community Development, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, Police and Public Works. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The Manager is responsible for implementation of all provisions of the Charter, acts of the City Council, agreements, leases, deeds and other instruments.
The City of Brooksville was officially incorporated on October, 13, 1880, and its "Home Rule Charter" was approved by the State Legislature on May 21, 1931. The Council/City Manager form of government was adopted in 1979.