As most elected officials in cities with council-manager governance know, there are few people who will have a bigger impact on a city’s trajectory than its city manager. While the city council sets direction and policy, the city manager goes forth to make his or her council’s vision a reality - everyday.
Replacing a city manager is one of the most important decisions you will make as a city council member. City managers run the day-to-day of the organization. A good city manager can lift up a team, increase productivity, avoid catastrophic risks and help the council deliver on community priorities.