The City Manager is one of three key staff positions called for in the city charter.
As the chief administrative officer, the City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policy decisions of the City Council and administering all facets of city government.
He manages the daily business of the city and plans and directs the activities of the various city departments. He serves as planning and development administrator, personnel and budget officer and purchasing agent for the city.
Working at the pleasure of the City Council, the city manager manages and coordinates the Council’s projects and programs, in particular those relating to community development. He also supervises the preparation of the city’s annual budget, oversees all city property, acts as business agent for the Council in the sale of real estate and negotiation of franchises, contracts and leases.
The City Manager is present at City Council meetings, advising the Council on city operations and assisting it in its deliberations. He is responsible for making sure that the provisions of all the city’s ordinances are administered according to the wishes of the City Council. He works with various citizen and business groups to help foster economic development and he represents the city to various community organizations and groups.
The City Manager is also the Administrator of the Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency (TURA). The City Manager and Executive Assistant Debbi Reeves handle all of the administration of the Agency as delegated by the TURA Board of Directors.