City Manager

City Manager Kristine Ridge Portrait 2018

The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the proper administration of all City business and directly reports to the City Council. The City Manager provides executive leadership, direction, review and coordination of all City department functions and operations. Among other things, the City Manager is expected to:

  • Enforce all City laws and ordinances
  • Appoint and remove Department Heads and City employees
  • Offer professional advice on all aspects of the City's operations
  • Review all City Council agenda material for content and the appropriateness of departmental recommendations
  • Prepare and submit the annual City Budget and Capital Improvement Program
  • Monitor the City's financial position and needs

Public Information and Communications

The City Manager's Office oversees the City's communications including website administration, social media administration, community engagement, and responding to public and media inquiries.