The first municipal council of Amman was founded in 1909, when the city’s population was between 2,000 and 4,000. Since then this body has grown with the city, adapting to fit the developing needs of the population. The Greater Amman Municipality now employs some 23,000 people, headed by Mayor Akel Biltaji. In the past century, the municipality’s mission has consistently been to provide high-quality municipal services and encourage urban development, while balancing the historic authenticity of this ancient city with its aspirations for modernity.
In the past century, the Greater Amman Municipality has adopted various initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for local communities. These include studies to improve road safety and infrastructure, public transport, maintenance and development of historic, touristic and recreational sites, and the development of sustainable solutions for waste management and procurement of resources.