The City of Bluefield operates under the guidelines of the City Charter and Code of Ordinances. Within the Code of Ordinances, the city has established a form of government led by a City Board of Directors. The City Board of Directors employ officers of the city, including: a city manager, a city clerk, a treasurer, a city solicitor (attorney), a community and economic development director, and judges of the police court. The Board of Directors appoints the city manager to serve as the administrative head of municipal government and they provide policy direction for the city manager, board officers, and employees of the City of Bluefield.