City Manager's Office

As directed by City Council, the City Manager's Office provides centralized direction and leadership for all municipal services.

The city manager is responsible for:

  • Preparing and submitting to Council the annual budget
  • Attending Council meetings
  • Directing day-to-day operations of the city
  • Hiring and firing personnel
  • Keeping Council advised of the financial and other conditions of the city
  • Recommending policies or programs to Council
  • Supplying Council with information to aid decision making

Council-Manager Form of Government

The council-manager form of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. Approximately 59% of US cities with populations of 25,000 or more, and 47% of US cities with populations of 5,000 or more, have adopted the council-manager form.