The dictionary definition of a ward is an electoral district of a city council or town board, created for the purpose of providing more direct representation(meaning tending to the various needs of specific regions within the city), from which a single councilman is elected; or. a division used in political party leadership elections; or. an administrative division, as in Wards of Newark, NJ or the six wards of Houston or the five wards of Roswell,NM.
From the map of the Roswell city council wards that you see, ward 5 is by far the largest covering much of southern part of city including RIAC or Roswell Industrial Air Center. Ward 2 is the region mostly north of Country Club Road predominantly in the northeastern quadrant of Alien City. Ward 3 is central part of city West of Main Street excluding NMMI which appears to be in Ward 1. Ward 3 also includes the newly developed and still growing Sorrento Subdivision along with the more established Enchanted lands neighborhood with its appealing Disc Golf course. It had a hotly contested election for its city councilor a few years back. Finally, Ward 4 is southwestern portion of city bordered on the north by 2nd Street US 380/70