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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Nan Mikell, Homerville's city manager, did not immediately return phone and email messages. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Explosion, fire destroy coffee shop in rural Georgia, injuring 3," 18 Aug. 2018 Walker has clashed publicly with other council members on multiple issues, such as hiring an interim city manager. Sarah Rankin, The Seattle Times, "A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw," 7 Aug. 2018 Troy's ex-city manager, Brian Kischnick, was fired March 11 by the Troy City Council after Kischnick was charged with domestic violence for repeatedly shoving to the ground his secretary after the two had been out drinking. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-Troy city employee lawsuit for wrongful discharge," 14 July 2018 The issue effectively remains unresolved, deputy city manager Erik Walsh said. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Tour of new intake center renews rift between officials," 11 July 2018 Baseball fans will definitely recognize the name of El Cajon’s new assistant city manager. Karen Pearlman,, "El Cajon's new assistant city manager? His last name is DiMaggio. Yes, that DiMaggio," 10 July 2018 The harbor operations division, which previously was under the assistant city manager, covers day-to-day, on-the-water needs, including code enforcement, mooring management and general customer service. Hillary Davis,, "Newport OKs standalone Harbor Department," 15 June 2018 According to city managers, YouTube favors a proposal that would add 2.3 million square feet of office space and eventually bring more than 10,000 new jobs to the area. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The 8-year-olds hacking our voting machines," 4 Aug. 2018 Polomsky also asked city manager James Grabowski whether the city could provide stipends or other forms of payment for specific legion activities. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst American Legion in line for another $30,000 grant, but support is waning," 10 July 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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