The city manager is appointed by the City Council to implement and administer the City Council´s decisions and policy directives. The city manager has significant responsibility for the operation of the city including:
Assisting the City Council on policy matters
Establishing procedures for policy / program implementation
Hiring and assigning employees
Implementing federal and state mandates as appropriate
Maintaining the delivery of established services within the community
Regulating and allocating the use of resources
Additionally, the city manager directs and coordinates the activities of the city departments through department heads. The city manager helps the organization anticipate and adapt to change and represents the organization within the community and with other government agencies.