The City Manager is the chief administrative official of the City, and is appointed by the Mayor and Commission.

The City Manager position is similar to the Chief CEO position of a corporation. The City Manager is responsible for managing all essential City services including fire and police, public improvements, recreation, budgeting and finance, strategic planning and development, and all operational departments of the city.

The City Manager delegates responsibility and coordinates the many tasks performed daily by City employees. The Mayor and Commission determine policies and set direction for the City through legislative measures, and the execution of policy is the principal responsibility of the City Manager.