Since incorporating in 1982, the City of Keizer has embraced the philosophy of keeping costs and services to a minimum by providing City services to the community in a coordinated, efficient, and least cost fashion. This philosophy has enabled the city to continue to provide basic services, such as public safety and community development, while maintaining the City’s infrastructure (parks, streets, water, sewer, and storm water) when other cities have been forced to make drastic cuts in response to the challenging economic environment that continues to face our country. Keizer is governed by a volunteer council made up of a mayor and six city councilors. The mayor’s term runs two years, and the councilors serve four-year staggered terms. Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager is the administrative head of city government.