city manager


Definition of city manager

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

Examples of city manager in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city manager for El Monte, California, told Fox LA that the city agreed to add $10,000 to the reward for the gunman. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Reward for information on gunman who shot two LA deputies climbs to $300,000," 15 Sep. 2020 Park programs in Tamarac will take a 40% financial hit because of the pandemic, the city manager warned there. Wells Dusenbury,, "Higher taxes on the way: The pandemic hasn’t stopped property values from rising," 11 Sep. 2020 The Tuscon city manager rejected the chief's offer of resignation. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "More than a dozen police chiefs faced backlash – and left – after George Floyd's death. Here's a list.," 10 Sep. 2020 The city manager estimated that experts would be able to provide counsel on the reopening plan by Sept. 16. Raphael Romero Ruiz, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix to reopen some sports fields, parks amenities Sept. 10 after City Council vote," 6 Sep. 2020 Mayor Ford and the City Council approved a hiring agreement naming Jones as Missouri City’s eighth city manager via a narrow four-three vote last July. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Missouri City mayor issues statement denying allegations against city manager," 11 Sep. 2020 Colleen Bridger, assistant city manager and interim director of Metro Health, said last month. Joshua Fechter,, "With coronavirus likely to still be in San Antonio in 2021, questions rise on who’s going to pay to continue the battle," 7 Sep. 2020 Jim Wieprecht, city manager, wrote in an email that carpeting was installed Monday and tile was planned to go in Tuesday. Mary Grace Keller,, "Man who repeatedly rammed Taneytown City Hall with his truck is sentenced to 18 months," 1 Sep. 2020 Although the city arranged to have 1,300 tests available, about 850 people have signed up for tests so far, according to Danial Ainslie, the city manager. Stephen Groves, Star Tribune, "Revved by Sturgis Rally, COVID-19 infections move fast, far," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of city manager

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“City manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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