Mayor's Office

Welcome from the Mayor

As Mayor, it is my honor to serve the City of Charlestown and to welcome visitors and new residents to our beautiful city. Whether you’re here to conduct business or learn more about the Charlestown way, I’m thrilled you stopped by. Our community is comprised of residents and businesses that blend the convenience of an urban environment with the comfort of small town relationships. We welcome you to stop in, share a meal, and check out all the beautiful parks and spaces that we hold dear. My staff and I are at your service and here to answer questions, please feel free to reach out.

Treva Hodges


Mayor Hodges began her first term in January 2020. The mayor is the executive official, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City of Charlestown. Pursuant to Indiana statute, the mayor’s responsibilities include:

  • The approval or veto of ordinances, orders, and resolutions of the City Council
  • Calling special meetings of the legislative body when necessary
  • Enforcement of the ordinances of the city and the statutes of the state
  • Ensuring efficient government of the city
  • Filling vacancies in city offices when required
  • Providing any information regarding city affairs that the legislative body requests
  • Providing a statement of the finances and general condition of the city to the city legislative body at least once a year
  • Recommending, in writing, to the legislative body actions that the executive considers proper
  • Signing all bonds, deeds, and contracts of the city and all licenses issued by the city
  • Supervising subordinate officers