Day-to-day operations in the city are the responsibility of the city manager, who is appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The city manager prepares recommendations and implements policy as determined by the Mayor and City Council.  

The city manager and staff implement the goals of the elected Mayor and City Council as articulated in the Strategic Plan.

Council-Manager Form of Government

The council-manager form is the system of local government that 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. The form establishes a representative system.