The City of Lockport has a strong-mayoral form of government. Most major American cities use the strong-mayoral form of government. This means the mayor of the City of Lockport has clear administrative authority over municipal government (day-to-day operations). Additionally, under this system, the mayor prepares and administers the city budget, directs departments and department heads, reviews and appoints personnel, and sets city policy in many regards.

The mayor also presides over the city’s Board of Estimate & Apportionment, which carries out the mayor’s budget. In the City of Lockport, the mayor’s proposed budget must be approved by the Common Council.

In the City of Lockport, the Common Council is the main elected body. There are six elected members of the Common Council, five elected from each ward of the city and an alderman-at-large. The council considers legislation, must approve the city budget and makes local laws and rules.

Regular meetings of the Common Council are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Common Council chambers at City Hall. Work sessions are held weekly at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Mayor Michelle Roman

City of Lockport Office of the Mayor
Lockport Municipal Building
One Locks Plaza
Lockport, New York 14094
City Hall Main Line: 716.439.6676
Phone: 716.439.6665
Email Mayor Michelle Roman

Government Officers

Michelle Roman

Common Council President
Richard E. Abbott

1st Ward
Joseph P. Oates

2nd Ward

Amanda Farrell

3rd Ward
Mark S. Devine

4th Ward


5th Ward

Richard E. Abbott

Alderman at Large
Lawrence Eggert

Corporation Counsel

John J. Ottaviano

1st Deputy Corp. Counsel

David Blackley

2nd Deputy Corp. Counsel

David Haylett

Common Council Committees

Chairman Vacant


Alderman Eggert, Chairman

Water & Sewer

Alderman Devine, Chairman


Aldermen Abbott and Farrell, Co-Chairmen

Highways & Parks

Alderman Oates, Chairman

Public Health & Safety

Alderman Eggert, Chairman

Washington Hunt

Mayor Roman, Chairman