The Town of Mooresville has a council-manager form of government. The Board of Commissioners and mayor formulate policy for the administration of the Town and act as the governing body.

The Town strives "To be a proud workforce that empowers each employee by encouraging creativity, inspiring integrity and promoting excellence."

The mayor presides at all meetings and serves as chief executive officer and official head of the town government. He may cast a vote only in the case of a tie. The mayor is elected in a nonpartisan election to serve two-year terms. Miles Atkins currently serves as the mayor of Mooresville.

The mayor pro tempore performs the duties of the mayor in the mayor’s absence or disability. The mayor pro tempore has no fixed term of office, but serves in such capacity at the discretion of the remaining members of the board. Lisa Qualls currently serves as the mayor pro tempore.