Quincy is a municipality operating under a modified Plan A (strong mayor) form of government.
The Mayor is the Chief Executive and is responsible for appointing all department heads and staff on all city side departments.
The School Department is overseen by an elected School Committee, chaired by the Mayor. The City currently has an annual budget of $247 million and over 2,400 employees, including the school department.
The City of Quincy has the following departments: