city manager


Definition of city manager

: an official employed by an elected council to direct the administration of a city government

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Hansen worked for the city for 13 years, including more than three years as city manager, overseeing day-to-day operations of the city. USA TODAY, "Record grapefruit, light rail win, Snake Road: News from around our 50 states," 29 Aug. 2019 Prior to working in Bisbee, Smith worked as an interim county manager in La Paz County, Ariz., town manager in Chino Valley, Ariz., city manager in San Juan, Calif., and as the first town administrator in Shallote, N.C., according to his resume. Steven Goode,, "Bloomfield council to appoint new town manager," 22 Aug. 2019 The city manager’s salary exceeds County Executive Barry Glassman’s income by more than $28,000, in fact. David Anderson,, "Aberdeen city manager gets two-year contract extension, $13,000 raise," 15 Aug. 2019 Sorenson also came to Biggs after starting in Chico, and has reached his seventh year in his position with the city after taking over from Peter Carr (now city manager of Orland). Natalie Hanson, The Mercury News, "Small-town serenity sets Biggs apart in Northern California ‘housing catastrophe’," 29 July 2019 The extension will follow the terms of his existing agreement with the city: a flat rate of $5,000 per month for the first 25 hours of work, with additional work billed at $300 an hour with approval by the city manager’s office. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Split Newport Beach council OKs keeping aviation consultant after debate over qualifications," 24 July 2019 So that letter was sent to the city of Huron and it was specifically addressed to the city manager., "What was he thinking? Defense attorney Roger Synenberg sends anonymous letter calling a witness against his client a snitch – This Week in the CLE," 9 June 2019 The council will consider other measures for the March 2020 ballot, including converting the jobs of city clerk and treasurer to be appointed by the city manager. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "On the agenda, Aug. 18," 18 Aug. 2019 The city charter was amended during Robertson’s tenure, making the city manager the effective head of city government, rather than the mayor, and answerable to mayor and City Council. David Anderson,, "Aberdeen city manager gets two-year contract extension, $13,000 raise," 15 Aug. 2019

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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