Your Government

Ceres was incorporated as a General Law City on February 25, 1918. Ceres is a full service City providing police, emergency services, parks and recreation, street maintenance, water distribution, wastewater collection, and general government services. The City has a City Council/City Manager form of local government. General Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. The Mayor is elected at-large by the entire City for a four year term. Council members are elected by district, by the residents within their respective district, for four-year overlapping terms. The City Council serves as the legislative policy making body.