Responsibilities of the City Manager

The primary responsibility of a City Manager is to implement the policies of the elected City Council.  In the council-manager form of government, the City Manager is also responsible for:

  • Directing the day-to-day operations of the city;
  • Researching issues and supplying the council with information to aid decision making;
  • Attending council meetings;
  • Keeping the council fully advised of the financial and other conditions of the city; and
  • Overseeing preparation of the annual budget;
  • Recommending policies or programs to the City Council;
  • Employment, motivation, and discharge of personnel.