Hamilton’s first municipal elections were held at the Town Hall in 1795 when Daniel Tucker was elected as the first Mayor, along with three Aldermen and five Common Councillors. Today, the Alderman term is no longer in use and the Mayor is supported by eight Common Councillors. On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the current nine members of the Board, including the Mayor were elected to serve the City for a 3-year term until 2022. They are paid a nominal stipend for their service. The Board is responsible for the administration of the City and hold their monthly Board meetings on the first Wednesday of every month. Each member sits on several (but not all) sub-committees - Finance; Staff, Legislation and Governance; Infrastructure; Residents - all which meet once a month and make recommendations to the Board for approval.