This book introduces readers to the very important position of mayor and what mayors do for their cities. Using a question and answer format, this 24-page book provides basic information about a mayor's job, authority, and everyday functions. The Governing the United States series introduces people and their specific roles in shaping the laws and communities of the United States. With an easy-to-read Q&A format, young readers will explore how people get these jobs, what powers they hold, and just what it is they do every day. Each title in this collection also includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity.