The City of Jambi has had 10 mayors (walikota), and 2 assistant mayors (wakil walikota), they are as follows:
After 1999 there was a change in the structure of the government inthe City of Jambi. This change introduced an Assistant Mayor to work alongside the Mayor, as reflected below.
|1998 – 2008||Drs. H. Arifien Manap. MM.|
|H. Turimin, SE. (assistant mayor)|
| 2008 – (term to end in) 2013
||dr. H. R. Bambang Priyanto|
|M. Sum Indra, SE., MMSI(assistant mayor)|