The City of Borger is a Home Rule City governed by a Council/Manager style of government. The citizens elect 5 council members at large to three-year staggered terms. Each May, the Council members then elect one of their own to serve as Mayor.
The Council appoints a City Manager to see to the day-to-day administration of the City. The City Manager appoints the City Secretary and City Attorney subject to the approval of the City Council.