City Manager's Office

City Manager

The city manager is the chief administrative officer of the city and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. The city manager is directly responsible for the daily operation and administration of the city organization, and hires employees to aid in these functions.

City Structure

Employees are divided into nine departments, each headed by a director appointed by the city manager.

Mission Statement

We put the well-being of people at the heart of everything we do.

Through a well-trained, highly motivated, professional City staff, we move the community forward in a way that is:
  • Open, welcoming, and inclusive
  • Forward-thinking and innovative
  • Accountable, transparent, and fiscally responsible
  • Contributory to a high quality of life, amenities, and opportunities
  • Protective of natural resources and the environment


Each month, the city manager publishes a monthly report detailing the activities of the City of Manhattan.
The annual report encompasses the accomplishments of the city in the prior year and outlines the city's financial status.