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The Newton government continuously advocates for a high quality of life for its residents through an array of programs, economic and residential development and more. The mayor of Newton is elected into a two-year term, while the six city council members are elected into four-year terms. The city council consists of one member from each of Newton’s four wards and two selected at-large. The council meets every first and third Monday of each month at city call.

Additionally, the government promotes safety throughout the city. Twenty-four sworn officers and a five-member staff make up the Newton Police Department, while 22 firefighters at one location in Newton serve as the Newton Fire Department.

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