The City of Crestview Hills is a Mayor-Council form of government with a Mayor-appointed professional City Administrative Officer and Finance Officer / Treasurer. A City Clerk, Public Works Supervisor and auxiliary personnel are also on staff to better serve the City's needs.
In 2012, the City and Council generated a citizen survey to help identify and direct the priorities of the city council for the upcoming term of office. Based on the results of the citizen survey, a long range planning document was established and approved by the Council and has been used to establish working priorities for 2013 and in setting goals for 2014.
Council members run for election every even-numbered year with the commencing January 1 of the following odd-numbered year to December 31st of the next even numbered year. For example: Elections for council took place in November, 2016. The term for those six council members elected in November, 2016 is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.