The City of Dunn is governed by an elected council consisting of a mayor and six council members.
The Dunn City Council serves as the policy-making governing body of the City. The Dunn City Council has seven members, all of whom are elected to four-year terms. Voters throughout the city choose the mayor. Each of the other six council members is a representative and is chosen only by voters within the district. District representatives live in the districts they represent. Dunn is divided into six wards.
The Dunn City Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at 401 E. Broad Street.