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Cynthia Northrop MPA, CPM
City Manager(254) 559-8287
Assistant to the City Manager
- Ensuring the effective delivery of services to all citizens and businesses
- Implementing the policies and programs approved by the City Commission in an efficient and effective manner
- Providing the management direction and support for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all city programs
The council provides legislative direction while the manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the city based on the council's recommendations. The mayor and council, as a legislative body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate.
Manager ResponsibilitiesThe manager serves as the council's chief advisor. Managers also serve at the pleasure of the council and are responsible for preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, and oversees personnel.
Typically, the mayor is recognized as the political head of the municipality but is a member of the legislative body and does not have the power to veto legislative actions.
Source: International City/County Management Association