Rockport City Government
The organization currently running Rockport
Mayor Housing Department Resource Allocation Department Diplomacy and Mediation Department New Resident Services
The Rockport government has always existed more as a formality than anything else. It is only in the last 30 years or so that the government has taken a more proactive hand in the town's affairs. Still, it has primarily focused more on caring for the poorest citizens than enforcing laws or attracting rich patrons. The King of Neverwinter attempted to change that by installing his hand-selected candidate as mayor, but Brilies defeated him in the election.
Meet the basic needs of the citizens Act as a safe haven for displaced people Prepare for possible attacks
Allied closely with Phandalin and have exchanged resources, workers, and knowledge back and forth In a tentative peace with Neverwinter, but it's hard to know how long that will last
The cult asked Rockport for help when they were being threatened by bandits and Brilies got the party to help them.
The Rockport Government is essentially responsible for setting up the fishing industry and invested heavily into it. The Government takes a portion of their harvest and distributes it to the citizens of Rockport, but it has also guided the Guild in finding craftsmen and other necessary services who are willing to be paid with extra fish.
The Craftsman Guild is allied with the Merchant's Guild and has been for a long time. The leadership support the merchants' push for enforcement of the monetary system, but the rank-and-file members see the writing on the wall and have plenty of skills to trade with.
The Merchant's Guild wants the government to enforce the old monetary system and the government has said that they have more important things to do than forbid people from trading apples for cloth.