City Manager

General purpose of the city manager is to perform high level administrative, technical and professional work in directing and supervising the administration of city government. The city manager works under the direction of the City Council and exercises supervision over all municipal employees either directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Duties & Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities of the city manager are as follows, but not limited to supervising all departments, agencies and offices of the city to achieve goals within available resources, plan and organize workloads and staff assignments, trains and motivates assigned staff, reviews progress, and directs changes as needed.

The city manager also:
  • Appoints, removes, disciplines, and supervises all department heads, officers, and employees of the city, except members of the council
  • Assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time
  • Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget
  • Gathers and interprets data for studies and reports
  • Monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control
  • Performs cost control activities
  • Prepares annual budget requests
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans
  • As well as any other duties as may be directed by the City Council
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that city manager may perform and his duties are not limited to what is stated above.