Raymond was established in 1829 under a special charter that defined the makeup and function of the town and whereupon the basic power of the town rested. City charters were outlined in state law with the Legislature’s adoption of the 1890 Constitution and subsequent statutes in 1892. These new charters were called code charters. After 1892, new towns were organized according to the new statutes. Previously chartered towns were allowed to choose the new code charter form of government or keep the existing private charter.
Raymond chose the new code charter option and is a Code Charter form of government, also known as the Mayor/Board of Aldermen form of government.
The Raymond Board of Aldermen meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 o’clock p.m. at Raymond City Hall, 110 Courtyard Square. The Mayor presides over the meetings with the Board consisting of five aldermen/women.
City Clerk & Water Department Clerk
601-857-8416 Water Department
Court Clerk & Municipal Court Records Clerk
We all come from the past,
and children ought to know
What it was that went into their making,
to know that life is a braided cord of humanity
stretching up from time long gone,
and that it cannot be defined by the span
of a single journey from diaper to shroud.
~ Russell Baker ~