Parkesburg Borough is served by a Mayor who is elected to a four-year term. In addition to supervising the Police Department, other duties of the Mayor are to attend Borough Council meetings and to vote only to break ties, declaring Borough emergencies, signing all Borough ordinances, as well as serving as the Borough representative to ceremonial functions. The Mayor can also perform wedding ceremonies. Parkesburg's current Mayor is John P. Hagan, II. John was sworn in as Mayor in 2002 and is currently serving his fifth term in office.