The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The current City Manager, M. Cleve Morris, was appointed in January 2011. The City Manager acts as the administrative head of City government and is responsible for ensuring that the policy directions and priorities set forth by the City Council are carried out.
The City Manager appoints the City's department heads and directs the activities of the various City departments.
The City Manager's office oversees the human resources functions of the City, prepares administrative policies that all departments follow, coordinates and monitors the City budget, directs community and economic development activities and oversees the City's risk management program. The office is comprised of Manager, Administration, City Clerk, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
The City Attorney is the City's general legal counsel and is responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council in all legal matters pertaining to the City. The City Attorney's office is committed to providing outstanding legal litigation services. The City Attorney prepares and/or reviews ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other documents, advises on personnel matters, advices the City Councel and Staff on new or proposed legislation affecting the operation City Government and oversees outside special counsel.