The City of Palestine is a home rule City located in Anderson County, Texas and has a population of
approximately 18,712 per the 2010 U.S. Census. The City operates under a Council-Manager
form of government with a Mayor, six (6) Council Members, and a City Manager. The Council
Members are elected from single member districts, with the Mayor elected at large. The City Manager
is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. It is the City Manager’s duty to execute and implement
policies as established by the City Council.
The Council's Guiding Principles are: