Laconia was established as a City in 1893 and is the county seat for Belknap County. Originally governed by a Mayor/City Council form of government, in 1971 the City implemented a City Manager/City Council form of government with the Mayor being the ceremonial head of the City.
Council & City Manager
The Council is responsible for all budgetary, judicial and executive functions of the City.
The City Manager, as chief administrative officer, oversees the City's day-to-day operations.
City offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays during 2020:
New Year’s Day Wednesday January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day Monday January 20, 2020
President’s Day Monday February 17, 2020
Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020
Fourth of July Friday July 3, 2020 *
Labor Day Monday September 7, 2020
Columbus Day Monday October 12, 2020
Veteran’s Day Wednesday November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 26, 2020
Day after Thanksgiving Friday November 27, 2020
Christmas Day Friday December 25, 2020
* 4th of July falls on Saturday; City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3