LEADERQUEST

Report
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.
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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
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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
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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
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Guiding Principals: Vision and Goals
Gainesville’s
Vision, Mission
and Values
statement was
officially released
in June 2006.
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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.
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Mission
We are committed to
providing
exceptional services
that enhance the
quality of life for the
Gainesville
community.
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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.
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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.
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Guiding Policies for Decision Making
City Charter
Comprehensive Plan
Strategic Plan
Capital Plan &
Biennial
Budget
Individual
Performance
Plans
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Any Questions?

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