City Manager's Office

Our City Manager’s first priority is serving your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact the City with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Did You Know?
Our City Manager:
  • Is appointed by and receives policy direction from the City Council
  • Plans, develops and implements diverse City services to meet policy requirements and community needs
  • Organizes and directs the operation of all City departments
  • Supervised by the City Council
  • Directly supervises all department heads and indirectly supervises all other City employees
City Manager Duties
Our City Manager’s duties include:
  • Overseeing the operations of the City’s departments and activities
    • Initiating studies and monitoring of operations to ensure quality services are provided in an efficient and timely manner
  • Recommending policies and programs to the City Council
    • Providing information to the Council to aid in its deliberations
    • Implementing policies set forth by the Council
  • Supervising the development of budget forecasts
    • Assisting the Finance Officer with preparation of the annual budget
    • Ensuring the proper administration of the budget
  • Promoting economic development of the City through business recruitment and retention, marketing, incentive package development and City/business negotiations
    • Serving as an advisor to the Downtown Development Authority and Local Development Finance Authority
    • Serving as a permanent Board member of Economic Development Corporation and National Baby Food Festival
  • Representing the City at meetings and conferences
    • Negotiating contracts and agreements on behalf of the City
    • Presenting the official City position on issues related to finances and operations
  • Responding to complaints related to City policies and services and recommendation of remedial action as required
  • Supervising all City employees, either directly or through department heads
    • Participating in employee selection, evaluation, recognition, discipline and discharge
    • Recommending organization of City departments and personnel
    • Developing and enforcing personnel policies
  • Advising and assisting administrative staff and department heads in resolving difficult operational problems
  • Coordinating City operations with those of other governmental agencies
  • Assisting with the development of capital improvement programs
    • Monitoring capital needs and determining appropriate financing mechanisms for larger purchases and projects
  • Serving as the City’s legislative coordinator
    • Staying current of proposed changes in legislation that may impact the City
    • Communicating the City’s needs to State and Federal elected officials
  • Performing related work as required by City Council or operational needs