May 11, 2011 at 2:28 am #130146
City operations are managed by the City Administrator, who is chosen by the city council. The City Administrator's Office is responsible for the executive management of the highly diverse operations of the City. The City Administrator provides leadership, vision, and direction to City Service Areas, implements City Council policy, and works with City Council and administrative staff to craft strategic and financial planning objectives.
The City Administrator also serves in a highly visible capacity as an ambassador for the community and to other governmental agencies. Duties include: General Administration; Organizational Development; Community Relations; Intergovernmental Relations; Council Support/Relations; City Budget & Financial Planning; and Human Resources & Labor Relations.
• Direct, supervise and coordinate the work of the following Service Areas: Safety Services, Public Services, Community Services and Financial and Administrative Services.
• Direct and supervise the Communications and City Clerk’s Units and Human Resources Services.
• Direct, supervise and coordinate the work of additional administrative units as the Council may, from time to time, designate.
• Leads strategic planning, goal setting and policy development in support of the City’s Guiding Principles and Goals.
• Responsible for creating and sustaining the City of Ann Arbor as a results oriented organization through expertise in organizational effectiveness, performance, measurement and budget accountability.
• Plans, coordinates and administers programs, inter-service area projects, contracts, events and studies.
• Plans, administers and evaluates management programs and policies related to the City Administrator’s office.
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