city manager


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When Louis made her later appeal to the city manager, according to Wilkinson, witnesses painted a different picture. Noah Goldbergstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2022 Hundreds of cards have been sold and the city has spent about $21,000 so far, almost all of which goes directly to participating businesses, according to the city manager. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec. 2022 In Little Rock, contracts under $50,000 can get the signature of the city manager for approval and do not need the formal consideration of the city board, as long as the purchase has undergone a competitive bid. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, 5 Nov. 2022 More details about the shootings emerged from the four-page preliminary report that Raleigh's police chief provided to the city manager. Gary D. Robertson, ajc, 20 Oct. 2022 Chief Patterson will file a five-day report to the city manager on Thursday, which will include a detailed outline of the events during the shooting, Julia Milstead, public information officer for the city of Raleigh, told ABC News. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 18 Oct. 2022 The unit's director is appointed by the city manager. Stephanie Kuzydym, The Courier-Journal, 10 Oct. 2022 That group has offered to work with the city and is negotiating with the city manager over its role, according to Stephanie Guirand, a founder. Alexander Thompson,, 28 Sep. 2022 Piland, hired in 2013, was selected from among 101 candidates during a three-month search replacing Mack Borchardt, who became assistant to the city manager after 30 years as the city’s fire chief. Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of city manager was in 1909

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“City manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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city manager

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

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