Role of the City Manager City Manager Russ Blackburn Who runs City Hall? The City of Gainesville adopted a CommissionManager Form of government in Gainesville in 1927. Mayors in commission-manager communities are key political leaders and policy developers. The City Manager is the chief administrative office for the city. The mayor, commission, and manager constitute a policydevelopment and management team. 7/21/2015 Presentation page 2 Commission/Charter Offices Relationship City Auditor Clerk of the Commission Citizens of Gainesville elect the General Manager for Utilities City Commissioners who appoint the Charter Officers City Attorney City Manager Director of Equal Opportunity 7/21/2015 Presentation page 3 The City Manager’s Role The City Manager: Prepares a recommended budget for the commission's consideration Recruits, hires, and supervises general government's staff Carries out the commission's policies Provides complete and objective information, including pros and cons of alternatives and long-term consequences Makes policy recommendations to the commission 7/21/2015 Presentation page 4 City Departments – Organizational Chart City Manager Asst. City Manager Human Resources Administrative Services Communications Office Budget and Finance Fire Rescue Risk Management Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Police Planning and Development Services Building Inspection Asst. City Manager Community Redevelopment Agency Neighborhood Improvement General Services Public Works 7/21/2015 Presentation page 5 Guiding Principals: Vision and Goals Gainesville’s Vision, Mission and Values statement was officially released in June 2006. 7/21/2015 Presentation page 6 Vision The City of Gainesville will set the standard of excellence for a top ten mid-sized American city; recognized nationally as an innovative provider of high quality, cost-effective urban services. 7/21/2015 Presentation page 7 Mission We are committed to providing exceptional services that enhance the quality of life for the Gainesville community. 7/21/2015 Presentation page 8 Values Integrity: We will be open, honest, and honor our commitments. Diversity: We will maintain a viable workforce that reflects our community. Teamwork: We will work cooperatively to build and maintain productive working relationships. Citizen and Customer Satisfaction: We will strive to meet our citizens’ and customers’ needs in a professional and courteous manner. 7/21/2015 Presentation page 9 Values (cont’d) Quality: We will aspire to the highest level of excellence in our products and services. Financial Accountability: We will provide responsible stewardship of the City’s assets and resources. Sustainability: We will meet the economic, social, institutional, and environmental needs of current citizens without compromising the ability of future citizens to meet their own. Communication: We will communicate effectively with our citizens, our customers and the community at large. 7/21/2015 Presentation page 10 Guiding Policies for Decision Making City Charter Comprehensive Plan Strategic Plan Capital Plan & Biennial Budget Individual Performance Plans 7/21/2015 Presentation page 11 Any Questions?