The Village of Valemount was incorporated in December 1962.
The basic responsibility for local government services and decisions lies with municipal councils and regional district boards. Once a municipality is incorporated, a mayor and council are elected to determine its policies and oversee its responsibilities. The council is the governing body of the municipality and is responsible for ensuring that its powers are used for the benefit and protection of its citizens.
Valemount is represented by an elected mayor and four councillors.