The Mayor is a unit appearing in the Westward series even from the first installment . In Westward he is bough from a Town Hall , while in the other installments he is a settler appointed as mayor in the Town Hall . In all the installments , there is required to have a mayor at one point of another . Most notable is that in Westward III : Gold Rush , Jake Baron must be appointed mayor and get 100 votes to become governor of California . In Westward IV : All Aboard , some mayors are more a problem , like Brook Henderson , the mayor with very sensitive years .