From its inception in 1970 Belmopan had been administered by the Reconstruction and Development Corporation (RECONDEV).
In 1999, following consultations and a peoples referendum, Belmopan became a city. On March 1, 2000 the first city council elections were held and Anthony Chanona became Belmopan´s first Mayor. He served for two consecutive terms, along with six other Councillors. On March 1, 2006 Mayor Simeon Lopez was elected to office, he served for three consecutive terms until February 2015. At the March 4 elections in 2015 Mayor Khalid Belisle became the new and present mayor.
Presently serving in the council along with the Mayor are: