The City of Sylvester is a Council-Manager administered government, with an elected Mayor and four elected councilpersons. The Mayor and councilmembers are voted on by the citizens of Sylvester.

Charlie Jones was elected as Mayor in 2020. He has been with The City of Sylvester for over 40 Years. He was Superintendent of the Light Water and Gas Department for over 20 yrs and then he was elected Councilman for Ward 3 and was in that position until he ran for Mayor in 2020. He has always loved The City of Sylvester and he has a long history of supporting and mentoring the citizens of Sylvester and the surrounding area.