The City Fathers
The current city fathers are these. The composition of the City Fathers can and does change, as families rise and fall. The Armans, for example, are relatively new. The Bents are also new, though their family name is one of the oldest in Dortin. The Wesleys were in power centuries ago, then out of power until recently. Two other families, Kang and Timmons, were once City Fathers but lost their positions to disgrace.
‘The City Fathers’ are defined as those family leaders who have the right to vote in The Concordium. They have no real governmental powers or responsibilities outside of their own neighborhoods other than this. Their number is set by law at eight.