The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. As a chief administrative officer, the City Manager is directly responsible to the City Commission for the operation of all City Departments.
In addition to the City Manager's duties of providing leadership, direction, and guidance to the City Departments, the City Manager is responsible for the implementation of policies and programs adopted by the City Commission. This requires the Manager to have a professional understanding of how all city functions operate together to their best effect. The City Manager is responsible for developing an annual budget and capital improvement program which identifies the level of service required to meet community expectations. The Manager is also extensively involved with a wide variety of economic development activities.