Willowick is a home rule municipal corporation incorporated as a City in 1957 under the laws of the State of Ohio. The City operates under its own charter and is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government, which was adopted on May 6, 1952.
The Mayor, elected by the voters for a four-year term, is the head of the municipal government for ceremonial, administrative and executive purposes. Legislative authority is vested in a seven-member council with six members elected from wards and the president of Council elected at-large. Members of Council are elected to four-year terms.