Max Mueller II is well aware of his position, according to his chief of staff. Although he is friendly, he is “kind of a serious dog,” she said.

“He knows he’s the mayor,” Phyllis Mueller said. “He poses on command.”

The mayors have a fleet of “mayor mobiles,” Phyllis Mueller said. Mayor Max rides in a Ford Ranger while the deputy mayors ride in a Dodge Durango. The vehicles have customized license plates and are decorated by the mayors’ logos.