City Manager

Duties
As the administrative head of the City Government, the City Manager is appointed by the Council to enforce municipal laws, direct daily operations of the city, and prepare and implement the municipal budget.

The formal duties of the City Manager include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Work with elected officials as they develop policies. The manager may discuss problems and recommendations, propose new plans, or discuss issues that affect the community and its residents
  • Ensure that laws and policies approved by elected officials are equitably enforced throughout the city
  • Seek feedback from residents and members of the business community to address and solve problems
  • Prepare the annual budget, submit it to elected officials for approval, and implement it once approved
  • Supervise department heads, administrative personnel, and other employees
  • Investigate citizen complaints and problems within the administrative organization and recommend changes to elected officials
  • Undertake any number of special studies, research efforts, and projects in support of council directives
Responsibilities
The City Manager is responsible for:
  • Providing coordination of and direction to the department heads of the city
  • Guiding the city organization in the direction of Council established goals
  • Providing information to the City Council
  • Identifying community issues and needs
  • Preparing reports and analysis to assist the City Council in making policy decisions