The City of Hoisington operates under the Council/Mayor/Manager form of government. This style of government combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience and knowledge of a professional city manager. In this form of government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the citizens. They are tasked with developing policies that accomplish the citizenry's desires and needs. The City Manager is tasked with carrying out these policies and ensuring that these policies are being applied uniformly and efficiently.