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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The city attorney took a new job, the city manager’s contract was not renewed, a spokeswoman quit and the police chief, 50 at the time, retired after less than two years on the job. Sarah Rankin, The Seattle Times, "A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw," 7 Aug. 2018 Prior to being named city manager, Rudolph distinguished himself as the Norcross General Government Administrative Director/CFO. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Norcross City Manager Rudolph Smith celebrates 20 Years with the city," 7 June 2018 As city manager in Alvin, Breland is the chief administrative officer and reports directly to the eight-member City Council. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Alvin city manager to leave job for Pfugerville post," 6 July 2018 In 1986, he was named the City Administrator in Prospect Heights before coming back to Lake Forest as city manager in November 1990. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Lake Forest's longtime city manager has announced his retirement," 5 July 2018 After 10 years on the job, Clai Brown resigned as city manager last February. Bill Banks, ajc, "Community meeting on Avondale Estates manager search is June 5," 3 June 2018 Harvard Law School, Washington, Wall Street, on the campaign trail and now facing Lincoln Road in his office as Miami Beach city manager. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "Behind every Silver Knight winner, there is an adviser pushing them to the finish | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018 Horst accepted a job as city manager of Maricopa, Arizona. Barbara Harvey, sacbee, "Rocklin tabs city attorney to be new city manager | The Sacramento Bee," 4 May 2018 City Hall sources say there’s been little or no discussion about Sculley’s future as the city manager. Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News, "Mayor, council set goals and expectations for Sculley and her 2018 bonus," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of city manager

1909, in the meaning defined above

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